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How to Avoid Self-Sabotage and Win at Salary Negotiations


Dara Wilson-Grant, LCMHC, Associate Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Let’s face it, for most of us, the negotiation process is one of the most stressful parts of the job search. Not long after the initial excitement of receiving an offer comes panic followed by dread.

  • Do I negotiate for more money and risk seeming pushy or ungrateful?
  • Will I lose this opportunity if I negotiate for too much?
  • What should I ask for?

If one or more of these thoughts swirl through your head when you think about salary negotiations, you are not alone! This workshop is a step-by-step guide to navigating the negotiation process, especially when it comes to managing your emotions.

Dara Wilson-Grant

SpeakerDara Wilson-Grant is Director of Career and Professional Development at the UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a Licensed Professional Counselor. With over fifteen years of experience providing career education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

This event is part of the Academic Job Search Series and the Careers Beyond Academia series, sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Academic Job Search Series, Careers Beyond Academia, Communication, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity, Self Awareness