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Advice from my parents: Always Negotiate


“I was raised by a professional negotiator and I will be in trouble if we don’t negotiate this offer” is how I usually open a salary negotiation. My parents have always strongly pushed me to negotiate a job offer and I’ve never regretted doing it. (BTW – The professional negotiator I reference is mom and she’s tough) […]

Advice from my mom: “Make them tell you no”


After graduate school I was having a tough time finding a job. I was getting rejected for jobs I thought I was qualified for. Then I came across a fellowship opportunity at the Smithsonian and I really wanted it but I didn’t think they would ever choose me. My mom answer was to “make them tell […]