Life is full of negotiations and compromises. However, when we think about negotiating a job offer, the stereotypes of greedy, bossy and uncommitted people quickly surface. Many people fear that negotiating a job offer will lead to tension in the workplace, or even cause them to lose an offer*. Consequently, many people shy away from negotiating and from asking for a better work experience for themselves. To help us navigate the complexities of negotiating a job offer, McGill’s Career Planning Services (CaPS) hosted a workshop called “Negotiating Your Academic Job Offer” on March 30th, presented by Dr. Niem Huynh, as part of the Academic Career Week. Here, I summarize the main strategies for negotiating a job offer.
Have you ever declined an invitation to a party because you preferred to stay home, reading a good book or watching a movie? Is public speaking your worst enemy? Do you tend to be quiet in groups? Chances are you are an introvert. So how can you still shine in workplace environment dominated by extroverts? And just as importantly, what extroverts can learn from introverts to make a better workplace and take advantage of the best of both personality types? (more…)
Supposedly women who make it to the top of their career ladders are also the skinniest.