Negotiation and Influencing

students sitting at a desk smilingThe ability to influence others and negotiate effectively is an essential skill that will be useful throughout your career. Understanding the techniques and best practices of negotiating will help you get what you want when negotiating.

Negotiation and Influencing with Mona Vadher

Employers today are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line and individuals looking to save money. An effective way of achieving this is having the ability to negotiate effectively and influence others. Influencing and negotiation skills enable successful people to influence the thinking and behaviour of others and to facilitate an effective spread of information.

Mona is a multi-award-winning employability expert, her expertise centres around boosting employability prospects, creating educational programmes and networks, raising aspirations, and increasing confidence for young people, from less-advantaged backgrounds to succeed. Mona has extensive experience in higher education and the charity sector, and an in-depth knowledge of trends relating to the UK skills agenda.

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Develop Negotiation and Influencing skills

Visit the Resources Section of Handshake to help you develop your Emotional Intelligence skills. You'll find support on:

  • Essentials of negotiation
  • The negotiation process
  • Preparing to negotiate
  • When not to negotiate
  • Negotiation and the other party's interests
  • How to be a better negotiator
  • Opening the pay negotiation discussion

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What ourgraduates say

Thanks for your work in Careers at Herts, it helped motivate me to apply for jobs sooner and manage to get a job just one month after my exams finished!

-Jonathan, Engineering Graduate - 2016