Receiving a job offer is good news for a health care professional who is seeking employment. But, signing on the bottom line of unfair or unacceptable employment contracts for medical professionals can lead to dissatisfaction or reduce their professional growth. An effective negotiation strategy may prevent this.
Applicants should begin negotiations with a clear understanding of what they are seeking and what is minimally acceptable for job satisfaction. Both parties should exercise creativity and flexibility during negotiations. They should seek a realistic agreement that meets both parties' needs and fairly consider suggestions and modifications. The most favorable time for negotiations is the time after the employer made a job offer. But, an applicant's behavior and comments during negotiations will be long remembered afterward.