Congratulations! You have successfully gone through multiple rounds of interviews and you’ve received an offer. What’s next? Are you so relieved and pleased that you accept the offer on the spot or do you enter into some form of negotiations? Most employers will expect you to negotiate with a few exceptions. Some public, government, and university jobs have set institution-wide pay scales with established benefits. There might be a union which is representing all employees in negotiating a contract. However, in most other instances it is acceptable and expected that there be some negotiations.
Negotiating your faculty offer can bring in better funding, benefits, and work conditions. While it can seem intimidating to negotiate an offer, rest assured that universities generally expect candidates to negotiate.
We mentioned in the previous blog post, Figuring Out Your Worth: Preparing for Salary Negotiation , that it is ideal to hold off as long as possible on any monetary or benefit discussions during a job search/interviews until you are given an offer. However, salary discussions and requests may come up earlier in this process. Besides panic, what can you do in these situations? This blog post explores strategies for discussing salary questions during the job search.
This blog series on negotiation covers ways to understand your worth in the job market so you are ready to negotiate when you receive an offer. We also explain strategies for negotiating at different points in the hiring process as well as the ins and outs of negotiating in the alt-ac and academic markets.
It is never too early to begin preparing for negotiation, even if you are just starting your job search. Being armed with knowledge of the salaries in your field(s), the market rate for your target role(s) as well as your education and experience, and your desired characteristics in a job can help you in many ways.
Welcome to the next blog in our series on making the most of Handshake, CP&PD’s new job search management platform. See our previous post for an overview of Handshake and what you can do with it. To manage your job search, you will want to complete your Handshake profile.
Jessica Miller received her PhD in Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences and is now a Director at Kearns and West.
Whether you are looking for your dream job, a summer internship, or a side hustle, Handshake is your one-stop shop for all career development and job-search needs. Handshake is a multipurpose platform to connect with future employers and colleagues, find short and long-term employment and internship opportunities, discover fellowship and post-doc positions, and attend events sponsored by outside companies and organizations.
Rayya El Zein received her PhD in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center. She is now Senior Program Manager at Code for Science and Society.
Over my years as a career advisor at the Graduate Center, I’ve worked with a number of students aspiring to reinvent themselves professionally—to find a new career in a field that is closer to their hearts and more suited to their interests. Here are some steps you could take to make yourself more competitive and get your foot in the door of a new career.
Johnna Scrabis received her MA from the Graduate Center's Comparative Literature Program in 2015. She is currently a comedy producer at Impractical Jokers.
Rebecca Amato received her PhD in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at Illinois Humanities.
Lindsay Green-Barber graduated from the Political Science program with her PhD in 2012. She is the founder of Impact Architects.
Rachel Manes received her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently a Senior Clinical Supervisor at BCS Counseling Group.
Eva Sibinga graduated from the Graduate Center with a Master of Science in Data Analysis and Visualization. She is now a Curriculum Developer at Codecademy.
Public speaking is a critical skill for aspiring doctoral candidates to further build their resume. Community radio stations offer a space that both academics in training and professors can share their work on a platform that reaches a widespread audience.
Career panels and employer info sessions provide guidance on pursuing different careers as well as opportunities for students to connect with potential employers. Our fall 2021 slate of events got specific with tips for networking while tapping into new ideas around thinking creatively in your job search. Read on for three highlights.
Aaron Eisenberg received his Master’s in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a Project Manager focused on North America and the United Nations at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.