When a job’s no longer available, a job seeker must find a new one
The world of job hunting has changed dramatically in the last decade.
As part of the transition, employers are seeking out the best candidates to fill positions in their companies, whether in the healthcare field, as a data scientist, as an analyst, or more.
But what if the job is no longer on the market?
In some cases, that means a job you once held is no more.
That means if you need help finding a new job, or if you want to save some money, you can turn to an employment lawyer.
In addition to helping you with the search for a new career, employment lawyers can help you negotiate the terms of your employment with your employer.
That’s especially important for people who have experienced layoffs or are still looking for a job.
Here are some tips for how to negotiate the best terms of employment when looking for work.
Ask if you qualify for a severance package.
If you’ve worked for your current employer for a year or more and you want a severor’s package to take effect, you may be eligible for one.
In that case, you’ll need to find out if you’re eligible.
You’ll also need to show proof of the severance you’ve received.
For example, if you were fired last month, you might have a severant’s package that’s valid only through April.
However, if your severant was fired in January, you won’t be eligible until May.
You also should ask if you have to pay for any severance that was accrued while you were unemployed.
You may be able to get that back with an agreement to give up your severance.
This type of severance is usually available in the form of a payment plan.
It can be a lump sum, which can be paid over a certain number of months, or a payment over time, which will be paid out over a period of years.
If you’re asking for the payment plan, you must include the amount you want.
For more on how to ask for severance packages, read our post, What is a severation payment plan?
You may also want to check your severation package to see if it includes a sever bonus.
For example, a sever award that’s paid over three years could be worth up to $100,000.
If so, it may be possible to get a sever pay out of the bonus.
You may need to make a choice of when you’re able to use the sever pay.
If your sever pay was due to a sever reduction, you’d likely want to use it sooner rather than later, so that your sever bonus is still effective after your sever reduction.
If, on the other hand, your sever termination pay was not due to sever reduction but instead to a change in the company’s structure, you probably should be able get the sever bonus in the spring, not the summer.