How to Determine What Salary You Deserve

How to Determine What Salary You Deserve

Article reposted from Career Contessa. See the original post and any updates here. Career Contessa is a resource designed for women looking to build their careers, however, their advice on how to determine a starting salary is applicable to all Haverford Students. The CCPA encourages you to explore their website for more advice. Please note that the CCPA is in no way affiliated with Career Contessa nor do we receive any compensation for promoting their content.    How to Determine What Salary You Deserve BY KATHERINE NOBLES | December 10, 2018   At some point in your career, the question of salary expectations is bound to come up. While you should always try to avoid naming a number first, the fact of the matter is: at some point, you will have to provide an answer. But determining what that number should be is not always an easy task. Like most women, you were probably taught to avoid discussing money with family and friends, let alone potential employers. The key to alleviating tension (and getting what you deserve) is to prepare your response and tactics in advance. Here we’ve broken it out into three steps to help you come to an educated conclusion of exactly what you’re worth. STEP 1: ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND RESEARCH The best place to begin is by thinking big picture. Before you consider your own merits, research the “going rate” for the positions you’re aiming for.   Online salary calculators are a simplified, yet effective way to do this. But you should also review the salary ranges of others in comparable roles or at similar organizations by using The Salary Project™, Glassdoor.com, Payscale.com, or Salary.com. The Bureau of Labor...
Choosing and Using Your Major

Choosing and Using Your Major

By Alex Venturini ’21 The process of choosing a major is fraught with difficult choices, all of which feel monumentally important: your major shapes not only the next two years of college life, but also, seemingly, your career prospects for the rest of your working life. Questions you may now be asking yourself include: Do I choose something practical, or something I love doing? Whose opinions should I take into consideration: my parents, my friends, my family, my dean, my professors..? Which department(s) do I prefer? What can I see myself doing in the future, and which major(s) will help me in doing that? As the April 19th deadline for declaring a major approaches, it is important to think seriously about this significant decision. Read on to dispel some myths surrounding undergraduate majors and to find valuable resources available to Haverford students.   What is the most practical major? In his New York Times article “Choosing a Practical Major”, Dean of Academic Affairs Phil Bean examines traditional advice to major in something ‘practical.’ He gives the following advice: Any definition of the practical that fails to take into account an individual’s interests, demonstrable aptitude, or current state of personal development will tend to undermine the ability to get the most out of college. Rather than choosing a major based on prestige or perceived financial pay-off, it is important to choose a major that aligns with your interests. Dean Bean highlights how doing well in your classes, which comes easier with interest, ultimately represents “the ability to identify, define, research and offer well-composed analyses for complex problems.” These are useful skills...
Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Career-searching Fords have a wealth of opportunities for exploration including the College’s online recruiting systems, on-campus info sessions and interviews, and recruiting events not to mention the many job search engines available to the general public. Although the vast majority of opportunities are presented with professional recruiting standards, it is unfortunate that fraudulent and unethical “recruiters” exist and some have identified college students as targets for their scams. The Center for Career and Professional Advising is alert to some of these fraudulent recruiters and we do our best to keep these bad players out of our recruiting sphere. However, identifying fraudulent recruiting practices is a partnership with our students who sometimes are the first to detect that a recruiter is not acting in good faith.   How do you detect a recruiting fraud or scam? Here some questions to ask which will help you identify potentially fraudulent recruiting practices.   Do the communications, email or otherwise, from the recruiter have vague contact information, misspellings, or other unprofessional errors? Is the communication unsolicited without reference to Haverford’s recruiting platforms such as Handshake? Be on the lookout for suspicious emails like these. If you come across one, do some investigating to determine whether the offer is a scam. Does the company or organization have a well-developed website with clear contact information? If not, further due diligence is required to determine the legitimacy of the opportunity. Does the company require you to pay money up-front for recruiting consideration? Have you received a check from the employer before employment? If so, it probably is a sign of a pyramid scheme or other type of scam....
Weekly Events: February 11-17

Weekly Events: February 11-17

Happy (Almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re wishing you everything that makes you the happiest! Here’s some events we love this week: Monday, February 11 Meet Urban Teachers Baltimore Information Session 7:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Tuesday, February 12 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Info Session 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room-DC Fidelity’s Boundless Seminar for Young Women 4:oo p.m., Online, see link above. Students of LinkedIn- Hosted by Elom Tettey-Tamaklo and Talia Scott 4:30 p.m., Stokes 300 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 13 Alumni Career Conversation: Morgan Langley ’11 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College ♡ Thursday, February 14 ♡  ESF Camps Information Table 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Foyer- DC Wired Philly: Networking with Science and Tech- By Campus Philly 5:45 p.m., 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia Friday, February 15 Fords on Friday – Lulu Krause ’12 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Building Your Network 3:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC...
Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019: CANCELLED

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019: CANCELLED

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019 – CANCELLED Due to the pending weather, and after conferring with Campus Safety, the 2019 Liberal Arts Career Conference is cancelled. Attendees: stay tuned! We hope to supplement the programming throughout the Spring Semester.  When is it? Sunday, January 20, 2019, 1-5:00 p.m., Stokes Hall.   How do I register? Registration for this event is now closed. To inquire about any remaining availability, please contact hc-ccpa@haverford.edu.   What is it? This conference is an exciting opportunity for students to hear about the vast array of career possibilities available to liberal arts graduates, while also learning the skills necessary for a successful internship and job search, with interactions with Haverford alumni. The day includes a keynote speaker, an alumni panel, and interactive workshops.  Presented by the Center for Career and Professional Advising.   Full Schedule (with Panelist Bios!):   1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Stokes Auditorium Foyer)   1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction (Stokes Auditorium)    1:45 p.m. – Alumni Keynote Speaker (Stokes Auditorium)  · Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, NPR and WHYY Consultant – Formerly with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross Experienced talent producer, booker, and interviewer with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in Radio Production, Television, and Podcasting. Has covered film, television, theater, politics, literature, and breaking news. Knows how to find and book interesting guests. Has the ability to launch a show, and knows how to keep a well-established show vital. – Source: LinkedIn Bio   2:30 p.m. – Special Topic Concurrent Sessions – Students will attend ONE of the following: · Option 1: Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn – Presented by...