don’t make these 8 mistakes when negotiating salary by Alison Green on January 15, 2014 Unless you’re different than 99.3% of the population, you love getting a job offer but hate negotiating salary. The process is fraught with worries that you’ll ask for a number that’s too low or too high, that the employer will try to lowball you in their offer, or that you won’t even know how to evaluate their offer effectively. But salary negotiation doesn’t have to be so tricky. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about eight mistakes to avoid, which will make you significantly better off than most salary negotiators — including letting the employer base their offer on your past salary history, not verifying your research, and more. You can read it here. You may also like:when should salary be discussed in a hiring process? (part 2)should you ever negotiate salary through email?when do I start negotiating salary?