By Alaina G. Levine
Everyday, you negotiate. It may be to secure more space on the metro, more whipped cream on a venti mochaccino, or more time to complete a project. You negotiate with your family, friends, co-workers, boss, and strangers, for seemingly miniscule things, important issues, and life- changing opportunities.
Many of the most important negotiations that will impact your professional advancement (and therefore your personal life as well) involve your employment and salary. Did you know your first salary determines the salaries you will have for the rest of your life? Getting a head start on sharpening your skills in negotiation will make all the difference in this realm.