Should I Try To Negotiate a Signing Bonus or Relocation Package

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Hey Everyone,

I have signed an offer letter for my next position with a new firm. There was no signing bonus or relocation package offered in the letter. At the time it was no big deal because the pay was above average and it's a job I was really gunning for. This is my first time relocating for a job. I was pretty naive to the cost of moving and now I am thinking about going back to HR/hiring manager to see if they would be willing to offer any assistance.

Is this a terrible idea, or something they may be used to? Keep in mind I've already signed the offer letter. Thanks for any and all constructive advice.

Comments (2)

Apr 22, 2018

you can try to negotiate some assistance. see if you can find any info on this from other / former employees first so you know what the firm could feasibly offer you.

Apr 22, 2018

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