The day had arrived!

The offer was in.

My coaching client had negotiated an offer she was excited to accept.

After several months of being unemployed and on a tiring job search, my client was ready to sign on the dotted line and set up her start date.

So when I asked her to take a breath and scan for anything she might have missed or any questions she had not asked she said, “No. I am all set. The only thing that is bugging me is that it will take me several months to pay off the debt I incurred while being unemployed, but that has nothing to do with this.”

I disagreed.

Having something hanging over you, like debt,  matters. It is going to impact, in small and perhaps big ways, your energy.

It will be always there. The sense that you aren’t “free” yet. Not until the debt is paid.


So I suggested asking for a sign-on bonus.

We discussed the strategy of her ask. We wanted to ensure the company knew she was ready to accept the offer and excited about joining the team.

She tapped into her confidence, leaning into what she had learned in my workshop, Unlock Your Career Confidence, and asked the hiring manager for a sign-on bonus. She did not mention a number but had an expectation of $3500. When he came back 5 minutes later with a $10,000 sign-on she was floored.

And thrilled.

And proud of herself.

She could pay off her debt with the bonus.

She was starting her new job with nothing hanging over her.

She felt free.

Are you ready to feel confident in your job search, when asking for your next raise, going after that coveted promotion or when you quit to pursue your career dreams? The best thing you can do for yourself is to FIRST attend my FREE workshop Unlock Your Career Confidence in 1 Single Thought starting Oct 10th. Get the details here.