Want a big signing bonus? You may need to use a little “strategery” to get one, and negotiate for yourself even if you hate doing so. Check out some tips from Parker + Lynch.
“Imagine a company interviewing candidates for a recently vacated role. One candidate comes in and almost immediately states that she would need a significant hiring bonus in order to accept the position. Needless to say, she won’t be offered the signing bonus – or the job. Salary negotiations are nerve-wracking enough without adding a signing bonus to the list of details to be hammered out. But if you don’t negotiate for one, you could be leaving some serious cash on the table. Still, you don’t want to broach the subject before you even know whether the company wants to hire you. (more…)