Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
About This Show
This weekly podcast is a lively and engaging discussion about all things career management. Every week, we’ll share insider secrets and job search tips on how to get a great position and have a purposeful career.
Whether you are looking for your first job, or just searching for a better job, this podcast provides you with insider perspective on the best way to get where you want to be.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 084: Why Women Don't Ask For More Money, with Ashley Milne-Tyte
5 days ago
Studies show that many women don’t negotiate for salary as often as men during the hiring process. Guest expert Ashley Milne-Tyte says women leave money on the table all the time. Salary gaps between men and women often start at the beginning of their careers, because young men are more inclined to negotiate their salary, while women tend to accept the company’s initial offer. Cultural conditioning and stereotypes are at the center of this problem. Talking about money can be very uncomfortable for many women, whether it’s due to lack of education about finances or fear that they’ll come off as greedy or “bossy.” Hiring managers, both men or women, may consider women pushy or rude while the same behavior from men is seen as normal. However, there are various studies that show women negotiate very well when they are negotiating for someone else. So how can women take those skills and go to bat for their own benefit? Ashley recommends a book that has become her “negotiation bible: it’s called Ask For It, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever. It can change a woman’s view when it comes to negotiating. Techniques to help women ask for and get more: Do your research. Find out what people in similar positions are making, pulling both national and local salary ranges. Be calm and understand expectations. Know going in that you may get different reactions. Be calm, firm, yet friendly in your ask. Don’t accept the first offer. It’s common practice to take a day to consider an offer. Use that time to come up with a reasonable counter-ask. Have options in your ask. Whether you offer flexibility in payment schedule or other compensation instead of cash, be open but don’t roll over. Women leave money on the table all the time. By understanding bias, doing your homework, and presen