When a New Yorker is looking for work, the whole process can be extremely stressful, especially if you have been out of work for a while. As your need for a job becomes more and more crucial, you may end up feeling desperate to take any offer you get. While this makes complete sense, it’s also important to remember that the offer you accept will affect your long-term future.
You finally place a job as an executive in a large firm and the compensation package is on the table. Before you jump to sign any paperwork, it can be extremely helpful to take a look through the proposal. You may want to sit down with an experienced employment law attorney who can help you draft a proposal or review the one that has been offered. The lawyer can also help you with negotiating the package and could represent you in any problems arise.
There are many parts to the compensation package, including the severance agreement. A lawyer can help you negotiate for possible unemployment benefits or an extension of your health benefits if you are terminated at any time.
We can all understand the fear behind negotiating, but it’s important to remember that if an employer is offering you a position, they are interested in having you be part of their company. It can be in their best interest to negotiate with you, and in many instances, especially in an executive position, negotiations are expected. Make sure your rights and your future is protected throughout the process.