You are waiting for a job offer which is exciting! Now you can think about the details. When will you start your new job? It might be obvious, but be sure to actually look at a calendar!
The accepted norm in the United States is to give 2 weeks’ notice and then begin your new job right away.
But one time, my husband was expecting to get a job offer. I reminded him that he really needed to go the dentist first. He didn’t take that advice, and it was two years before he actually got his teeth checked. Annoying!
MAYBE YOU WANT TO DELAY STARTING YOUR NEW JOB?
- Maybe you have “stuff” that needs to be done, such as finishing your taxes or going to the doctor?
- Maybe you just want to get some extra sleep because you have been tired or stressed?
- Maybe you have friends and family who would like to see you?
MAYBE YOU WANT TO STAY MORE THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE LEAVING YOUR CURRENT JOB?
- Maybe you are almost done with a project and want to complete it before you leave?
- Maybe you are an accountant and want to finish the fiscal year-end close?
- Maybe you need more time to properly train the person who will be taking over your job?
DON’T BE SHY ABOUT SAYING YOU WANT EXTRA TIME BEYOND THE STANDARD TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOU START YOUR NEW JOB.
This is something that can often be negotiated. Then you will be able to come in fresh, with good energy, and ready to hit the ground running. Everyone will benefit from that!
I am an interview coach. This is the type of thing I have helped different clients negotiate. If you could use help with this click here to schedule a no-charge consultation today.