Negotiation Trainer + Coach 🔥

Negotiation Trainer + Coach 🔥

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You’re applying for a new job + hoping to get a pay bump. Should you inflate your current salary, knowing you’re underpaid? This worksheet can help⬇️
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Negotiation Trainer + Coach 🔥

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No one likes to fail. 😔 🔥⠀ What if you don’t get an offer for that new dream job? Today we’re overcoming how to not get affected by losing out to someone else in the job search.⠀ 🔥⠀ How to overcome it: Identify good alternatives. It’s not a bad idea to work on a backup option that you would also be happy with. In negotiating theory this is called your BATNA — Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement. If it seems like your only alternative is the status quo, challenge yourself to think bigger. Maybe you have a side hustle that could turn into a full time role (like Ask For It ❤️). Or you could seek out a new volunteer opportunity that supports a cause you care about.💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾

1 Days ago
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TBT to 2016, when we teamed up with @nycladyproject for an Equal Pay Day negotiation seminar.⠀ 🔥⠀ Memories like this remind us of how far we’ve come — from logo design 🤣 to the gender wage gap ✊. But there’s still work that needs to be done. Women continue to lose out on nearly $324,044 in compensation due to caregiving and only 4% report having a negotiation result in more money (compared to 15% of men). We’re doing what we can to coach women and men on their unique negotiation strategies. ⠀ 🔥⠀ What’s something that motivates you to keep growing and learning? ❤️

2 Days ago
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“The attitude for many of us was, ‘How do I make do?’ not ‘How do I create something that works?’”⠀ 🔥⠀ For three women, finding the space to breast pump or nurse at work was not easy. But none of them knew it was something they could ask for. What do you wish you had at work, that you might be afraid to ask for?

3 Days ago
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Do you agree? Don't let someone else determine your own self worth. You are your own advocate, and that's an incredible power to have. 💪🏻💪🏽💪🏿

4 Days ago
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“In the interview I projected as much confidence as I could, considering I was green. I cited my college accomplishments as if they were bona fide work experience, and internships as if they gave me a true window into the tech psyche. I referenced narrative-driven profiles I had written of Bay Area entrepreneurs. With delight, I noticed their eyes light up at the mention of genuine storytelling rather than corporate jargon. I had done everything right. I had differentiated myself. Then came the unexpected question: “what is your rate?”⠀ 🔥⠀ This month’s guest blogger, @nicalexiac, is sharing how she negotiated her first corporate writing contract. If you’re a freelancer, creative professional, or writer — her advice is for you. Head over to our blog for the full story.

5 Days ago
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Checking your phone one more time is so much more appealing than planning for your weekly team meeting, isn’t it?⠀ 🔥⠀ Procrastination is the obstacle we’re tackling today, as part of our financialfeminism Fridays.⠀ 🔥⠀ If you want to speak up more and want to make meaningful contributions to your team, procrastination could be what’s holding you back. ⠀ 🔥⠀ How to overcome it: Create an accountability plan. Write down a measurable goal (for example, I’ll review my notes at least two hours before each weekly team meeting) and share it with someone at work whom you trust. Give yourself an incentive if you finish your work in advance. This could be something simple like treating yourself to a lunch or coffee out of the office. The key is that it should be specific and special.

8 Days ago
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"Alex's approach was methodical and our conversation was focused yet organic. Using Alex's strategy and workbook that we prepared together, I was able to secure a very decent offer at a global financial services/rating agency in New York City, meeting my salary target and positioning myself for career advancement in the data analytics and auditing field.”⠀ 🔥⠀ Cheryl’s testimonial reminds us that negotiation is power. When you can advocate for yourself in work and in life, anything is possible. Congrats on your success, Cheryl!⠀ 🔥⠀ Are you looking for that extra boost in salary? Let us know! ⠀

9 Days ago
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You’re in the midst of a negotiation when it happens: the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Your counterpart says something seriously offensive to you and you’re at a loss. 😠⠀ 🔥⠀ If you’re negotiating in a work context where you have little option but to continue, the only way out is through. Here are two ways to bring your negotiation back from the brink.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 1: Turn a negative into a neutral. A boss once reprimanded me for not being “nicer” in a meeting. Really 🙄? I used the moment as an opportunity to rephrase what my boss said: if I seemed curt, it was because I was focused on accomplishing the tasks at hand and the meeting had gone off track.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 2: Remind them of better times. Emphasize that you and your counterpart have shared goals and that you are part of a team 🙏. This strategy is particularly effective for women. “Our companies have been doing business together for the last three years. This partnership is valuable to us, and I’d like to think it is to your team, too. Surely we can work something out.”⠀

10 Days ago
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A rising tide lifts all boats — and when we work together, we make change.⠀ 🔥 2018 is the YearOfTheWoman, how do you celebrate your unique powers as a woman?

11 Days ago
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Did you hear? Alex is leading a workshop at SXSW this year! 🔥⠀⠀⠀ Time's Up on the Gender Pay Gap: How to Negotiate in 2018 will cover everything from the negotiation basics you never learned to strategies for women in a time of metoo and timesup. We're changing the way women (and men) are taught how to negotiate. 🔥⠀⠀⠀ Who wants in? Learn more at @sxsw

12 Days ago
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These four obstacles are holding you back — let’s bust through them together.⠀ 🔥⠀ Every Friday this month, we’re going to open your mind to the obstacles most women face when negotiating. We’re all about financialfeminism.⠀ 🔥⠀ Today’s obstacle: Impostor syndrome. Many women want to be seen as a leader 💪🏼but tend to question their own abilities, “I really don’t know what I’m doing, how did I wind up in this position?”⠀ 🔥⠀ How to overcome it: Stop apologizing✋🏽. Women are more likely to use upspeak and qualifying words like “just” and “sorry” to undermine their position, lowering the stakes in case someone contradicts them. Try the Just Not Sorry Google plugin to see how frequently you use words and phrases like “I apologize,” “actually” or “I’m no expert” in your emails.

15 Days ago
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Can you believe it’s already February? Where did all the time for our New Year’s Resolutions go? 🔥 If you need that extra motivation to get back on track (or even kickstart) those new goals, look no further. Our monthly AskAlex newsletter has helped people just like you achieve their career dreams. Send us a DM or email Alex today to make 2018 your best year yet!

16 Days ago
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Have you ever negotiated with someone who wouldn’t play fair?⠀ 🔥⠀ It’s a bummer, to say the least. But there are ways for you to optimize the conversation. Start out on the same page. When you negotiate with someone, there are actually two conversations going on: the one revolving around the terms of the deal, and unspoken conversation about how the negotiation will unfold. Ask open-ended questions to approach the issue. “Could we discuss your point of view? What’s most concerning for you about the approach we’ve discussed?” Ask them to articulate why they're trying to change the deal and what held them back from bringing up the issue sooner.

17 Days ago
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Thank you this important reminder, Malala! 🔥 How are you using your voice this week?

18 Days ago
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We loved collaborating with @motheruntitled on today’s Expert Q&A. As a soon-to-be mom, @_alexandradickinson shares key advice on how you can negotiate flexibility and value your time after taking time off from your career. Repost @motheruntitled ( @get_repost) ・・・ M O N D A Y In the short time since pregnancy through the first two years of B, I’ve wanted different things from my work self 👩🏻‍💻I’ve consulted two days a week, Ive taken a full pause and that led me to building this space alongside raising my family. So much of @motheruntitled for me was to empower women who chose to lean into motherhood and pause or flex but I’m so far from knowing all the answers 💡Thankfully I’m in the company of some super smart women • On the blog • A Q&A with Alexandra Dickinson, founder of @askforitco answering my very specific questions about negotiating flexibility or valuing yourself in the workplace after your ⏸ . . . workthatworksformothers career careergoals careeradvice womenempowerment womenwholift womensupportingwomen inspiredaily inspiredby stayathomemom workfromhomemom workingmom nycmom motherhood motherhoodunplugged honestmotherhood selflove ontheblog momentslikethese toddlersofinstagram momofboys flashesofdelight ig_kids

19 Days ago
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Happy Friday! We’re one day away from the weekend and mere hours away until Secrets To Negotiation Success CLOSES. But you still have time to register for this video course. ⠀ 🔥⠀ Being a confident negotiator helps you in your professional and personal endeavors. Get the raise you deserve and the life you want, and all the inside info you need to achieve your goals — from how to overcome objections to how to ask for it. linkinbio⠀

22 Days ago
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Alex partnered up with @mindrnyc to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, the road to becoming a soon-to-be-mom, and some of the top negotiation tips and strategies she has developed along the way. Plus, the event was baby-friendly!⠀ 🔥⠀ If you’re a mom, you have a lot on your plate. What’s the best way to translate the skills you’ve learned as a mom into the workplace? By determining your negotiation superpower. Your superpower is something that comes to you naturally, effortlessly and without the need for justification, like Wonder Woman’s superhuman strength and speed. If you’re not sure what they might be, start by thinking about what qualities come naturally to you. What’s obvious to you that isn’t to other people? If you’re still stuck, ask colleagues or friends who you’re close with to help you brainstorm.⠀

23 Days ago
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Ready to power through the rest of the week? Keep up the momentum and spark your new year career goals at the same time. ⠀ 🔥⠀ Registration closes Friday, January 25 for Secrets To Negotiation Success, a proven 5-step process to go from amateur to expert negotiator. Learn how to overcome objections, how to talk about your strengths without bragging, how to get more confidence and how to ask for it. ⠀ 🔥⠀ Registration is only open for two more days. Sign up while you still can! Link in bio.

24 Days ago
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We are so excited to be leading a workshop at this year's SXSW conference. Time's Up on the Gender Pay Gap: How to Negotiate in 2018 will cover everything from the negotiation basics you never learned to strategies for women in a time of metoo and timesup.⠀ 🔥⠀ Will you be at @sxsw this year?

25 Days ago
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We love working with @thefinancialdiet to bring you timely advice for your career. This month, we shared our top 4 strategies to help you say no without feeling guilty.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 1: Be relentlessly pleasant.⠀ This research comes from Mary Sue Coleman, former president of the University of Michigan. To be relentlessly pleasant is to remain firm and insistent while still being friendly — essentially, to say it with a smile.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 2: Your time is valuable.⠀ What is going to make this worth your while, as opposed to being one more item on your to-do list? If doing this task brings you some amount of satisfaction or joy, that could be enough reason for you to do it. If there’s no benefit to you, that’s your cue.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 3: “Unfortunately” vs. “As it turns out”⠀ “Unfortunately” has a more negative connotation and can leave you feeling guilty. “As it turns out” is a different take that can feel less personal.⠀ 🔥⠀ Tip 4: Offer an alternative⠀ If you can’t commit, you might be able to offer another solution. You may not have the bandwidth to take on the new project your boss gave you, but if you could pause work on existing tasks or delegate them to someone else, you’d be able to take it on.⠀ 🔥 Head over to our link in bio to learn how you can become a confident negotiator in 2018.

26 Days ago