By Debra Auerbach
You've been waiting for this moment ever since the interview ended. You receive a call from the company's hiring manager, who says those six magic words: "We'd like to extend an offer." You're excited, but the hard work isn't over yet. It's time to talk about salary and benefits.
While salary is often the first item up for negotiation, the volatile economy has made it more difficult for job seekers to reach their monetary goals. If you don't think there's much wiggle room in the salary department, consider asking for non-salary benefits to sweeten the deal.