Salary Negotiation 101

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Two women negotiate salary

Excellent salary negotiation skills are sometimes what separates the good and the best on the interviewees list. It’s a skill that you need to properly hone especially if you are to land your dream job.

Here are some vital tips on negotiating your salary:

Do your research beforehand

Investigate the current market compensation for a position similar to the one you are interviewing for.

The Confidence Conundrum: Is It Strictly a Women’s Challenge?

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In addition to the very real wage gap, women also face another obstacle to success: the confidence gap.

The confidence gap is the systemic problem among women to constantly undervalue and underestimate themselves. Confidence comes from growth and risk-taking, and women are simply not socialized to risk-taking the way that men are.

Get out of your head — it’s a bad neighborhood

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There is no bigger blow to the self-esteem of most women than trying on a bathing suit in a department store. The unflattering lighting, the awkward mirror, having a chance to see up close what your physical flaws are, and the fact that it nearly always happens during cold weather combine to create one of the world's worst shopping moments.

The Confidence Conundrum: The Courage to Act

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Courage and confidence have a yin and yang relationship. You can't have one without the other even if it doesn't seem that way at first. But the term "courage" implies being brave and getting over some kind of fear. Even if someone said that you can't do something and you want to show them up, something's stopping you from immediately doing it.