There’s a lot to think about when deciding whether to accept a new position ─ salary, nature of the work, company culture, benefits and of course, vacation time. No matter how much you love your job, time away from the office allows you to relax and get re-energized.
Whether you’re an avid traveler or simply enjoy spending extra time at home, you need those precious days that are all your own. When you’re searching for a new job, it’s important to make the number of vacation days offered a priority, as you don’t want to settle for less than you need to be happy.
3 Ways to Negotiate More Vacation Time
If you were excited to receive a job offer, only to discover you’re entitled to a less-than-ideal number of vacation days, you don’t have to settle. Use one of the following negotiation techniques to get more time away from the office:
Agree Not to Take it All at Once
Some employers hesitate to be too generous with vacation days, because they don’t want to business to suffer if people start taking all their days at once. Assure the hiring manager you’ll spread your vacation time out during the year and will avoid any absences during notoriously busy seasons. If necessary, agree to put this in writing.
Don’t Ask for More Money
Many employers expect you to submit a counteroffer before accepting a position, but if you’re too greedy you might not get anything. Rather than asking for more money and additional vacation days, focus solely on the latter to increase your chances of getting what you want.
Offer to Take Some Unpaid
Smaller companies with less significant budgets and those with notoriously sparse vacation allowances may not be willing to budge on their offer. However, you may be successful if you agree to take the extra time unpaid. A willingness to pay for your additional days off could may all the difference.
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