Discussion Post: Employment Next Steps
Context: Networking and interviewing are critical components of the job search and career elevation process; however, they also can be difficult and require practice. One key tool for successful networking and interviewing is a prepared elevator pitch. As part of your final presentation, you have been asked to integrate a revised 30-second elevator pitch, tailored to the specific opportunity that you want to pursue. This discussion assignment provides the opportunity for you to share a draft of your revised pitch with peers and receive feedback so that you can refine your final product.
This discussion post also asks you to begin to think about negotiating an employment offer. While a job offer is an exciting next step, you will want to be prepared to negotiate if appropriate. In order to do this, you need to have conducted your own research and reflected on your acceptance conversation. The resources required for this assignment provide guidance on how to negotiate your salary in your next professional opportunity.
Answer the following questions:
1) What preparation is required of anyone who is thinking about negotiating their salary? What advice is provided in the assigned resources that seems important to you?
2) Have you ever negotiated a salary? What concerns or remaining questions do you have about this process?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.