ProfNet Experts Available on Salary Negotiation, Investing in Agriculture

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Apr 15, 2013, 18:30 ET from ProfNet

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  • Keys to Successful Salary Negotiation
  • Investing in Agriculture


  • City Editor – Appeal-Democrat (CA)
  • Reporter – Fort Worth Business Press (TX)
  • Senior Editor – StyleBistro (NY)


  • The Art of 'Casting' a Story
  • Grammar Hammer: Get the Lead Out
  • Blog Notes: Boats, Blogging Tips & Food


Keys to Successful Salary Negotiation
Ricardo Estevez
Career Services Director
The Art Institute of Washington
"The keys to successful salary negotiations are simple. Your job search has finally paid off. After all the networking events, resume re-dos and mock and real interviews, you finally got an offer for the job you wanted. So now what? Do you just take it or do you dare negotiate? Research, knowing and showing your worth, knowing your alternatives to a salary increase, being confident but polite when making the 'big ask' are all key items in successful salary negotiations."
With over 10 years in the field of career services and recruiting, Estevez brings knowledge from all angles: from hiring manager to career coach to career placement. He's assisted hundreds of job seekers from entry-level to career changers.
Media Contact: Lesley C. Valentin,

Investing in Agriculture
Matthew Stepp
Senior Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Climate change is a fact, and we need to focus public policy on adaptation strategies that can mitigate the impacts on systems such as agriculture." ITIF and the London School of Economics have released the new report, "Feeding the Planet in a Warming World," which calls for enhanced investment in agricultural innovation to address the impacts of climate change on food production.
Stepp is also the author of "Lean, Mean, and Clean II: Assessing DOD Investments in Clean Energy Innovation" and "Shifting Gears: Transcending Conventional Economic Doctrines to Develop Better Electric Vehicle Batteries." He is based in Washington, D.C.
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Media Contact: William Dube,


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  • THE ART OF 'CASTING' A STORY: On Thursday, we co-hosted a freelancer meetup in New York City with Contently. Bob Van Voris, legal reporter at Bloomberg News, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how he finds and manages expert sources for his stories. Here is a recap of the meetup:
  • GRAMMAR HAMMER: GET THE LEAD OUT: "Lead" and "led" is a grammatical speed bump that causes many people to pause. When should you use "lead" vs. "led"? Cathy Spicer, aka the Grammar Hammer, discusses the difference:
  • BLOG NOTES: BOATS, BLOGGING TIPS & FOOD: Each week, Christine Cube shares brief profiles of great blogs she comes across in her role as media relations manager for PR Newswire. This week, she reviews a few blogs that cover boats, blogging tips and food:

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