I am almost certain that I would receive a verbal offer soon.
In the past, I was laid off and had to find a new job soon and hence, just accepted the very first offer and did not negotiate.
This is the first time when I am in a situation wherein I not in a rush to get the next job. However, it is a good opportunity and I do not want it to pass.
So, I was curious what to say if the internal recruiter / hiring manager from the company calls and offers a verbal offer? How do you start the negotiation process?
They know how much I make now. So, I have a ball park idea of their offer and I would like to push it to around 7-10% above that number.
Any advice on possible approaches?