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  • Writer's pictureRobert Adelson

Key Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Executive Job Offer

Two weeks ago, on Wednesday October 25, 2023, the executive career advancement website IvyExec published an article I wrote on “Key Terms to Negotiate in your next Executive Job Offer”.

When you receive a job offer letter, how do you evaluate it? Do you accept the terms “as is” or do you negotiate? You do a great job negotiating deals for your company but do you always do as well when representing yourself?

This article explores the situations in which you negotiate the employment job offer, the terms you should focus on and their ramifications, and how an executive employment agreement attorney can help you.

Often CEO and senior executive recruits have considerable bargaining power. The employer wants and needs you. You may never be in a better position to negotiate further than you are at the moment of the job offer.

Assuming you get the salary and target bonus you are looking, there is still an awful lot on the table. Many of these items may be far more important than salary, including these key items fully discussed in my article:

Even if this is your only job offer, one at you must take, these terms are just too important to accept them “as is” without at least some effort to structure terms that don’t change the essential deal but still offer you important protections.

Sometimes just a word here or there, or an extra clause added by a skilled attorney can make an enormous change for you in realizing the benefit of your bargain or enabling you to leave a difficult situation you did not anticipate.

IvyExec hosts articles and webinars from experts in the career, leadership, and business spaces who wish to share their knowledge with our audience. In April 2021, I was invited to write for IvyExec since it seeks original content on the topics of career development, leadership, and business strategy as it applies to senior-level and C-Suite professionals. IvyExec blog posts and webinars are shared with its community of more than 2 million members on its website, in its newsletter, and on its social media channels.

IvyExec claims a “Community of 2.5M+ Leaders”.

If you or one of your colleagues is a CEO or senior executive who has received or expects to receive a new job offer, I am glad to assist. Please do reach out to me at 617–875–8665 or

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