Saturday, September 23

When it comes to salary for a new job, how much negotiating is enough?

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. tackles your human resources questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society and author of “Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval.”

The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

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Question: I always feel like I accept less than I should when considering job offers. When it comes to salary negotiation, how much back and forth should there be between me and a prospective employer? Can I counter multiple times? – Michele

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