Don Nelsen, PhD
Don Nelsen, PhD

Don Nelsen, PhD, is a molecular biologist with over a decade of experience developing, optimizing, and carrying out research with NGS technologies in academic and CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited, regulated BSL-2 lab environments.

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5 Ways PhDs Ruin Salary Negotiations And End Up Getting Paid Less Than They Are Worth

By: Don Nelsen, PhD

Employers expect you to negotiate your salary. This is a normal part of a job offer and if you don’t negotiate you are losing out on earning thousands of dollars more every year. CareerBuilder reported that 52% of employers stated that the first offer they give candidates is a lower salary than they are willing to pay. They are leaving room for you to negotiate. But, if you just accept the low salary they initially offer you, you will never know what they actually would have been willing to pay you. Plus, your fears of the employer turning down your…