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Women Of The C-Suite: Lori Munoz of Exo On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive

Follow your instincts: Your instincts are always right. This is especially true when hiring. I’ve been in situations where I noticed red flags during the interview but hired anyway, only to be very disappointed later on. I should have trusted my initial gut reaction.

  1. Everything is negotiable: You can negotiate anything. A recent survey stated that 60% of women don’t negotiate salary from a fear associated with it. Remember, the worst thing anyone can tell you is “no.” When starting a position, it is important to remember you can not only negotiate salary, but things such as stock options, bonus and time off. Everything is negotiable, I once negotiated the price of a pair of shoes at Nordstrom!
  2. Ask for constructive feedback: Don’t settle for only positive praise; push for constructive feedback. We all have room for improvement. In my past experiences, asking for feedback has resulted in things like additional trainings or one-on-one support for things like public speaking coaching, which has helped advance my career.
  3. Stop apologizing: Women apologize for everything. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had women come into my office and start the conversation with, “Sorry to bother you.” Stop apologizing. Try starting with, “Hey, do you have a second?” or “Hi, do you have time for a question?” Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
  4. Follow your instincts: Your instincts are always right. This is especially true when hiring. I’ve been in situations where I noticed red flags during the interview but hired anyway, only to be very disappointed later on. I should have trusted my initial gut reaction.

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Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.