I met a girl in a seminar just after graduating college.We had both recently moved to the city and were both in the trenches searching for internships.We have a highly engaged and well defined reader base of technology business decision makers, IT professionals and tech enthusiasts.With our proprietary data-driven technology we ensure best user experience by delivering the right content to the right audience.However, this is my first job out of college, and I’d like to get my feet wet with negotiations.I’ve been looking around for advice on things to negotiate other than salary, and most of them seem pretty normal (vacation time, job title) and some of them made sense although I didn’t know how to approach them (office). How would you begin to explain to a hiring staff why it was relevant to the job?The one that really threw me off was gym membership. (Unless you were a personal trainer or something else relevant.) No, that’s totally weird.
I wanted to ask if you had any advice a situation that I came across recently involving a candidate who I had decided to hire.In short, she did not take advantage of the learning opportunity and was, in general, an ineffective employee.Now that I have a new full-time job, I find myself lying to her when she asks if I have any prospects or know of any job openings.You answered it as if it were any other question about company policies, rather than the gross, out-of-line statement that it was. ” followed by, “I’m having trouble understanding this question as anything other than wildly inappropriate.” Followed by keeping a really close eye on him, because someone who does this is usually someone who’s going to have loads of other problems too (as you saw later that day).I don’t blame you for that; it’s hard to have a perfect answer in the moment when you’re so taken off-guard. Frankly, it’s so wildly inappropriate and indicative of other likely problems that it also wouldn’t have been unwarranted to revisit the question of whether you’d made the right hire (had he not taken care of that for you a few hours later). I don’t want to be a reference for my lazy acquaintance I’m finding myself in between a rock and hard place.