Knowing Your Worth Has Value



Our first ever #ReNegadeoftheWeek is none other than the fabulous Tiffany! Check out her story and tips below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀


“I was a Certified Pediatric Nurse working at the bedside for 8 years when I interviewed for my current position as Nurse Educator.


My interviews (all 3 of them) went extremely well, and I was offered a position as a Clinical Nurse Educator. I remember the HR recruiter calling me on the phone while I was on vacation in the Bahamas tell me I get the job, and I nicely turned it down when I heard how much they were going to pay me. I was a BSN prepared Nurse with a specialty certification, who was enrolled in a MSN-Nurse Educator Program at the time of the offer. I knew my worth and wasn’t going to leave a job where I made money by the hour working nightshift for a salary that was less than my base pay. Their rationale was as a new Educator, my salary would start at the lower end of the spectrum. I thanked them for their time.

Two days later I received a call from the same HR rep with a new number – one that made me smile. I accepted the position and 3.5 years later here I am. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


My tip: Know your worth, advocate for yourself and negotiate based on your value. Identify what your non-negotiables are, and be open to compromise. Not all perks need to be about pay. You can negotiate hours or days worked, holiday requirements, education and conference compensation and continuing education.”