You might be able to get more value from your initial job offer if you budget carefully and negotiate.
“Someone who has Nerves of Steel thinks when times are tough. They make decisions efficiently; they push their emotions aside, and so their decisions are not overly affected by them.” James Bond never panics.
(This post is one in a series based on Never Split the Difference; Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with writer Tahl Raz. Voss has 24 years of FBI experience and was the former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator. He now runs a practice that trains individuals, corporations and law enforcement …
Chris Voss says understanding the person across the table is as important as having great negotiation skills.
Voss believes if you can learn skills that make it more likely for you to succeed, you’ll be able to think of negotiation as just another process. You can let go of the negative emotions holding you back from achieving your goals.
Negotiating a job offer is one of the scariest moments in your job search, ironically, since it’s also the much hoped for culmination of your journey. Donaldson’s Wish-Want-Walk method is designed to put everyone at ease as they approach a negotiation. It’s even more effective because of the simplicity of its design.
under-earners are often vague about money issues, or ambivalent about earning high salaries. Her under earner’s quiz includes self-evaluation statements such as “I often give away my services (volunteering, working more hours than I’m actually paid)”, “It’s so hard to ask for a raise (or raise fees) that I just don’t do it,” and “Recognition and praise are more important to me than money.”
very year on National Equal Pay Day, activists recognize the point in the year that women’s pay catches up with her male equivalent. In 2015, Equal Pay Day will fall on April 14. The PR gimmick is designed to bring attention to the fact that women still earn about 78 percent of what men earn, decades after entering the workforce in significant numbers.
Ms. Moody: I need advice.
This situation is very premature, but the interview that I went on seemed promising and I would like to know the answer in case the situation does arise – now or in the future.