I am jumping the gun a little bit (I still haven't taken the test yet), but I was wondering how people go about negotiating salaries. When I got offered the job, I was offered a quite nice salary that I was perfectly satisfied with and accepted. I had always heard that you're supposed to ask for a higher one, if only out of principle. However, I've never done this for fear of looking like a pompous jackass and subsequently getting denied the job. So how is it done? Do you seriously go balls-out and flatly demand a higher price? Is there a tactful way to do this?