Now that you’re finishing up your Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s time to think about your next career move. Many people find new jobs during the holiday season because companies are preparing for the new year. Part of landing a job that will make you happy long-term is knowing how to reel in the best offer you can get. Hiregy offers these tips to ensure you’re talking turkey when negotiating for your new position.

Salary as Centerpiece: You don’t want to leave money on the table. The best way to get a good starting salary is to do your research. Know what your prospective job typically pays in your area and why hiring you at a top salary will benefit the employer. By the same token, make sure your salary demands aren’t unreasonable by talking with a professional recruiter and doing online research.

Take Stock of Benefits: Benefits can sweeten your job offer significantly, especially if they kick in quickly. When offered a job, study the benefit package and determine its value. You may find that a $10,000-$15,000 benefit package boosts your overall compensation enough to accept the new role. You may also be able to negotiate the start date of benefits that are usually delayed so you can reap their advantages early.

Look for Extras: In addition to traditional benefits, it’s a good idea to find out about special perks that your prospective employer may offer to keep morale high. These might include things such as discounts at gyms, paid parking or tuition reimbursement. Professional development is another benefit worth exploring when negotiating for your job—especially if you see yourself moving up in the company.

Assess Your Onboarding: Another important consideration in your negotiations is how you see yourself fitting into the workplace environment and how quickly you can get up to speed in your new role. Make it clear to your employer that you want to be productive right away and ask how bringing new hires into the company is handled.

Get Help: It may be smart to chat with a professional recruiter before you accept a new role. Not only will they be able to offer insight into salaries and benefits in your area, but they may even be able to help you find a better position and negotiate a winning compensation package.

Contact the Hiregy team today to learn more about job opportunities in Orlando, Tampa, St Petersburg, and surrounding areas.