Negotiating Your New Job Contract

September 23, 2017

Gary Vroegindewry, DVM, MSS, DACVPM, director of One Health at Lincoln Memorial University, explains how to negotiate your contract once you're given a job offer.

Gary Vroegindewry, DVM, MSS, DACVPM, director of One Health at Lincoln Memorial University, explains how to negotiate your contract once you're given a job offer. He says everything in a job contract is negotiable: salary, work description, time, schedules, responsibilites, benefits, etc.

If you're going to negotiate, you need to look at what the current job market is. If you're asking for more money, you need a good reason besides the fact that you want more money. Whenever negotiating anything in your job contract, remember that it always needs to be a win-win situation — both you and your employer need to benefit from the negotiation.