When presented with an offer, is it reasonable or appropriate to discuss a career development package as a part of compensation negotiations. In other words, can I ask for an ongoing MT subscription as part of my employment package?
Here is the background. I am about to go into my second interview with a highly professional small company. I never would have made it this far if it was not for the MT interview series and the resume review service by the way. While I don't have an offer right now, I want to be prepared when I reach that objective.
Listening to Mark and Mike's guidance on compensation, I have no plans to negotiate salary when I receive an offer. That said, I am curious if the same applies to things like systematic career development resources like MT Premium, The Wall Street Journal subscriptions and other career critical tools. Is it appropriate to ask for those kinds of things at the point an offer is made?
Finally, while I suspect I know the answer, is it against MT wisdom to negotiate for more vacation time at the point an offer?