Tips on negotiating a sign on bonus? Mid interview process for a role with a different firm but the bonus structure is confusing compared to current firm. How do I negotiate a sign on bonus to reflect what I will be giving up?

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Make sure you understand the new firm's bonus structure inside out. Then, highlight the value you bring to the table and how your skills align with the role. Be transparent about your current bonus structure and explain why it's important for you to be fairly compensated for what you'll be giving up. Propose a sign-on bonus that reflects your experience and the difference in bonus structures, emphasizing the mutual benefit of reaching an agreement.


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