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10 Things You Should Negotiate Other Than Salary

Be Sure to Consider Your Entire Compensation Package When Negotiating

6. Guaranteed Severance Package

Times are tough, and there are no guarantees that the job you’re saying yes to today will still exist in a year from now.

So ask the hiring manager if you can get a guaranteed severance package written into your contract should the company become bankrupt or lays you off due to no fault of your own. This protects you should you lose your position with the company, and it might make them think twice before laying you off, especially if you’ve negotiated a generous severance package.