Job-Hunting Tools:

  Search for Jobs
  Corporate Job Sites
  Order a New Resume


  Career Tools:

  Career Job-Hunting Blog
  Content Index
  Career Resources
  Career Tutorials
  Job-Search Samples
  College Planning
  Job/Career Bookstore
  Search this Site


  Career Categories:

  Career Networking
  Personal Branding
  Resumes and CVs
  Job Interviewing
  Salary Negotiation

 

A Free Sample Job Offer Counter Proposal Letter for Job-Seekers


 

Have a need to negotiate a job offer? Before reviewing this sample counter proposal letter, you should really read our article, Job Offer Too Low? Use These Key Salary Negotiation Techniques to Write a Counter Proposal Letter..

 

what where  
  job title, keywords or company
  city, state or zip     jobs by indeed

 

Job-Seeker Job Offer Counter Proposal Letter Sample

 

Lisa Lively
3428 Talamas Drive SE
Clemson, SC 29631
864-555-3483

 

Mr. Frank Ian
Director, Industrial Systems
General Electric Company
41 Woodford Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062

 

Dear Frank:

 

I am excited about the offer you extended on May 15, 2012, and look forward to accepting it. I feel confident I will make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of General Electric's Industrial Systems division over the short and long term. The terms you have described in the offer are acceptable, with a few minor changes.

 

Base Salary: $55,000 per annum
The research I've done on comparable salaries and cost of living differences between Clemson and Plainville show that a base salary of $75,000 would be the market value of my experience for this position. The current offer of $55,000 would result in a dramatic reduction in living standard. Based on the above, I would like you to consider as a compromise a base salary of $65,000.

 

Bonus Opportunity: 3% of quarterly team results above stated quotas
Because I expect to have an immediate impact on both cost-savings and increased sales revenues, I would like to suggest increasing the bonus percentage 6% of results above quota.

 

Relocation Package: GE will compensate up to $10,000 for your reasonable costs incurred for relocation to Plainville, CT. Further, GE will provide temporary living assistance and reimburse for any commuting for up to 6 months from date of hire.
As far as relocation is concerned, I feel your relocation package is quite generous and I appreciate the company's policy.

 

Stock Option Plan: developed and implemented after 1 year of service
If this policy is standard for all employees, I can accept it, but again, I am convinced that I will make an immediate impact on a key division of GE, and I would like to see the stock option plan developed in the first six months of employment.

 

Benefits Package: standard employee benefits package
In discussing the standard benefits package with Jim Cline in HR, I am quite pleased with the GE benefits package. I would only ask that the waiting period for these benefits be waived.

 

Start Date
I am actually available to start to telecommute as early as next week -- as soon as we agree on the final aspects of the offer.

 

If you could see to making these modest improvements to your offer, my performance will show you a handsome return. I am prepared to hit the ground running as part of the GE Industrial Systems team, and achieve the next "home run" for this division.

 

Sincerely,


 

 


Lisa Lively

 


 

Have you utilized all of our Salary Negotiation Resources?


 

Go back to our Sample Job-Search Letters.

 


 

Go to Job-Hunting Samples and Examples for Job-Seekers, where you'll find free samples of just about every job-search tool you'll need to be successful.

 


 

Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters

 

Find a New Job