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Sample Letter #2: Respond to a job offer, negotiating a higher salary

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Dear [Recipients Name],



Thank you very much for offering me the position of Human Resources Director. I believe that this is exactly the kind of challenge that I need at this point in my career, and will be very happy to take on this responsibility.

I do have a concern to raise regarding the salary. I feel that the compensation does not quite measure up to the level of responsibility that this job entails. It is not very different from what I am receiving at the moment, especially after we deduct taxes and health coverage. In addition, it does not seem to take into account that one of my primary responsibilities is the reduction of the attrition rate, which will eventually translate to more profit for the company. With these in mind, I would like to request for a 15% increase to the original proposal.

I am quite open to discussing this further with you. Please feel free to get in touch with me at your earliest convenience. I hope that this merits your consideration. Thanks you very much!



Sincerely,

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