Negotiation and salary negotiation in particular, is an important part of the job search process. In a study of female and male MBAs, Linda Babock, author of Women Don’t Ask, found 7% women attempted to negotiate their salary in comparison to 57% of men. Of those who did negotiate, they we able to increase their salary by more than 7%. These findings suggest that women could benefit from information about the process of salary negotiation.
Recently, a WIHL member brought to my attention a new study done by the Harvard Business School focusing on their female alumni. The study suggests that women's under-representation in the higher levels of the workforce aren't (only) due to lack of interest or "leaning out" but rather to a mismatch between their expectations and the reality of balancing work and family life.
In light of the upcoming WiHL Mock Interview Workshop (February 6th), I thought it would be helpful to write a piece about some of the most common job interview tips. In November 2014, Harvard Business Review asked two experts to weigh in on advice their readers and editors’ often receive for job interviews. Below is a summary of their responses and recommendations.
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