Skip a few steps: you've gotten a job offer from a company you've interviewed at. You've studied their profile, media mentions and now need to make a decision on the legal aspects of the job they are offering you: the type of contract you will conclude, the conditions of work.
Make sure to ask how the employer will formalize the relationship with you and what benefits
will be listed in the contract. The most common ones are:
- health insurance coverage, with dental treatment (or not)
- learning foreign languages or reimbursement of expenses
- corporate training
- in-office fitness opportunities or reimbursement of expenses
- meal expense reimbursements
- cell phone service expense coverage
- flexible schedule
- additional vacation days
- sabbatical (long vacation)
To avoid being put on the spot and getting stressed over a potential job offer, think about the conditions to which you will agree in advance
, and, if necessary, discuss them with your future employer before you get an offer. At the time of signing the contract, be sure to read it completely and attentively. You can ask for it to be sent in advance. You can and should ask questions until the conditions are as clear as possible. Sign the documents only when you are 100% happy with them and understand everything written in them.
Possible formats of formalizing your relationship
with the employer are a labor contract, civil contract, contract through an agency (outsourcing), self-employment (IE). Detailed pros and cons are in the presentation
If possible, do not work without a formal relationship
, and with "envelope" salaries. A so-called "gray salary" means you will receive part of the money officially and partially informally, most often in cash. A so-called "black salary" means you will receive your whole salary unofficially, which means that the employer won't pay the necessary taxes for you. Also remember that the payment during the probationary period must not be less than your salary.
Once you have any questions or doubts during discussing your contract or other details, please, contact with Skoltech Career Center