It can feel like you’re starting over when you’re making a career switch. Perhaps you’re thinking that you’ll for sure have to take a pay cut to switch industries or professions. This is a common assumption for women.
Here to set us straight is Anna McDonnell Dowling, the CEO and co-founder of the f school, an online platform that teaches women the life skills that are not taught in school. Her mission: to equip women with tools they need to live more empowered lives. One of these tools is salary negotiation.
In this episode, Anna explains the 3 biggest mistakes women tend to make when negotiating a starting salary as part of a career switch. She teaches us how to prepare both verbally and physically for the negotiation, how to counteroffer that initial starting salary, and how to handle common roadblocks, such as, “It’s not in the budget.” She also tells us about her free online class on salary negotiation, where you can get even more help. To date, the f school has taught close to 1,500 people in over 50 countries!
Free online class for women: How to Negotiate a Higher Salary Without the Fear of Hearing ‘No’
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