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Contract Extensions

Updated: Jul 7

When it comes to deciding to accept or decline a contract extension, it’s important to consider all of the factors involved and make an informed decision. Knowing when to ask about an extension and what to look for can help you find the right balance between taking on new opportunities and expanding your skillset while also maintaining a comfortable work environment.

First and foremost, don’t wait until the last minute to inquire about extending your contract. Start talking about it a few weeks in advance so that if the facility needs you for another term, there’s enough time to make the offer and for you to accept or decline.

When making the decision, consider factors like the facility location and whether it’s suitable; your current daily duties and how much responsibility you’re comfortable taking on; and any pay rate changes that may come with the extension. It’s also important to consider how much you’re enjoying your current role, as well as any benefits you’re currently receiving.

Once you’ve done your homework and decided that extending your contract is the right decision, it’s important to negotiate a fair pay rate. Talk with your recruiter about any changes in salary or other benefits offered for an extended contract. Asking for what you’re worth can help ensure that taking on extra work is in line with your expectations.

From less paperwork to having a comfortable work environment, there are many benefits to accepting a contract extension. Knowing what to look for and how to negotiate can help you make the right decision.

At the end of the day, you must choose whatever will best suit your individual needs and goals. If staying on at your current facility is in line with your career aspirations, then a contract extension may be a great opportunity to further your development. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a new challenge or need to move on for personal reasons, then declining the extension could be the right choice.

No matter what you decide, keep in mind that whichever path you choose is always up to you and only you. Keep these tips in mind as you make this important decision.

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