The last episode of the 2019-20 season offers guest Cynthia Pong, J.D., an opportunity to give women of color tips to negotiate salary more effectively.
More about Cynthia:
Cynthia is a Career Strategist for Women of Color. She also facilitates and presents on salary negotiation as well as offering generous portions of career advice. Cynthia was a recent recipient of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for Job Search and Careers.
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- It’s essential to negotiate, stand up—and ask for more because it makes it easier – and raises the bar – for marginalized communities.
- Conversely, giving up opportunities to negotiate contributes to a race to the bottom.
- When preparing for your negotiation, think of what you’d ask for if you were negotiating for someone else.
- Play toward stereotype bias (everything is intersectional).
- For example, Black women are perceived to be dominant. So being assertive plays toward your stereotype bias.
- Asian women are perceived to be competent. So focusing on skills and your past track record can be helpful.
- You are the expert on you.
- Whatever you learn, adapt it to your situation and circumstances.
- No one knows the landscape you’re facing, the people you’re dealing with, and the background and context of the situation as well as you do.
If you more help with your job search, go back to the archives and download the shows from Apple podcasts. Look out for the video series this summer. As you know, this is the last show of the season.