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Redbirds prepare to negotiate first job offers

job candidate seeks to persuade employer to his point of view

The Career Center provides tips to help students be more confident when negotiating for a job.

“Can I ask for a different starting salary?” “Will I be able to work remotely?” “How much vacation time will I get?”

These are a few common questions a new professional might consider when receiving a job offer. How to ask those questions and others will be covered at the Career Center’s upcoming event Negotiating Your First Job from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on November 6.

Held in the Student Services Building in room 110P, Redbirds will hear from a panel of human resources specialists who will discuss negotiating for positions, factors that might be discussed during the decision-making process, and how to negotiate from a place of power.

“This event will support all students and alumni to enhance their confidence, help them negotiate their salaries, advocate their ideas, and help them to secure professional champions and mentors,” Career Center Senior Assistant Director for Programming and Events Maureen Roach said.

Negotiating Your First Job is aimed to assist undergraduate and graduate students, equipping them with confidence and the skills needed to negotiate their first job offer. Registration is required and available at Bit.ly/Negotiate2019.

The Career Center assists students with developing, evaluating, and implementing career, education, and employment decisions and supports Illinois State University’s Educate ● Connect ● Elevate strategic plan.

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