Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ready to Negotiate Your Salary?

Greetings J445 Job Hunters.

Monday’s class session is going to focus on a very important topic: MONEY!

We’re going to have a guest speaker who will teach you how to negotiate your salary. This topic definitely covers money, but as you’ll soon discover, there are other elements of your compensation package that you can negotiate with a potential employer.

Our guest speaker is Jodie Rettinhouse, career adviser with Chico State’s Career Center. I often get emails from alumni who tell me they got more starting pay or other perks in their first job because they followed the tactics that Jodie outlines.

The Daily Muse has a nice collection of links to articles about how to ask for a raise, negotiate your salary, and the homework you need to do before you start the process. Check those out here.

Money is often a challenging topic for soon-to-be professionals to cover. Last year, Forbes produced this piece, 11 Essential Money Tips for New College Grads, which you might find helpful.

Jodie is going to be the first of five guest speakers we’ll have in the coming weeks. Be sure to review the Guest Speaker Policy and come prepared to engage.