Is there any difference in negotiating before year-end vs. in January? Will more budgets release in January making it easier to get sign-on bonuses etc.?

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Hum a bit of a gamble. I wouldn’t wait if I were you. Our comp planning for 2022 is basically done so would just ask to make sure they use the 2022 salary bands.

One consideration, a lot of teams try to fill in headcount by EOY even if candidate is a ANS (Accepted not started) as otherwise it impacts allocated headcount.


If you haven’t done interviews yet, then very unlikely negotiation happens in 2022.

Most people are out starting Dec 20 and Hiring committee won’t meet during holidays.

Best of luck!

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