Writing Job Offer Counter Proposal Letters Worksheet

Job Search Writing: Job-Related Letters

Practice with this Job Offer Counter Proposal Letter Worksheet for experience in drafting a letter that helps you receive fair compensation for employment. By working through 10 exercises, you improve your overall job search writing skills, and prepare yourself for writing this type of letter.
Writing Job Offer Counter Proposal Letters

Instructions

Complete the exercises below by following the instructions in each exercise. Base your responses to exercises 2-8 on the hypothetical situation explained in the first exercise and your answer to the question posed within it.

  • You have just received a job offer that pays considerably less than you anticipated based on your skills and experience. Use a hypothetical job for which you are actually qualified as the basis, and research the average compensation compared to your experience level. What is the average compensation? Explain how you reached your answer.

  • Create a list of main points you would address in a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • Create an outline of the first paragraph of a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • Write the first paragraph of a job offer counter proposal letter based off your outline in the previous exercise.

  • Create an outline of the second paragraph in a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • Write the second paragraph of a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • Are there any additional paragraphs you would include before the final paragraph? Explain your answer and what you would discuss in any additional paragraphs.

  • Create an outline of the final paragraph of a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • Write the final paragraph of a job offer counter proposal letter.

  • What other aspects of a job offer would you consider negotiating if the offer did not meet your expectations for your worth?