It always seems that I read that research people are the first to be laid off. Is there any place where researchers have job security in science and engineering outside of universities? I'm referring to people with PhDs, but Masters can also apply here.
I interviewed for a Research Associate position at the a survey research facility on Friday and they offered me the position on Monday. I pretty sure I was their top candidate. The interview went very well (the whole process lasted about 5 hours). The presentation I gave was well received (it based on survey research results from a project I worked on several years ago). Most of what they do at the is descriptive in nature, so I think the results I presented, which included inferential statistical analysis (e.g. logistic regression), demonstrated that I could do what they were needing and more.
Now, here are the issues. On March 15th (after I saw the job posting but before I applied), I called the Director and asked him what the salary range was for the position. He said in the high 30's to low 40's. I interpret that as about 38-42K. Now, when I got the job offer on April 16th, he offered me just under 35k. When I got my first salaried position, back in 1998, I needed a job pretty badly and did not negotiate salary (the position actually required a graduate degree, but they gave me a shot and I did well). I'm a bit older and smarter now so I told the Director that I would like to meet with him and ask him some more questions. I was actually disappointed that they were low-balling the offer and got off the phone with a bad taste in my mouth. I was actually hoping that I would qualify for the upper end of the range (i.e. about 42K) since I was very well qualified for the position and seemed to be their top applicant.
At first I think I took the lower offer personally and felt a bit defensive. I gave the issue some thought, did some research and talked to one other person that I trust. My conclusion was that getting a lower offer is pretty much standard and that I should definitely negotiate the salary. I would like to start at 42K, but I am open to starting at 40K and having an incentive in my contract for a 5?ncrease if I do well the first 90 or 180 days. What figure should I start with when I negotiate to get to my goal? I don't want them to rescind the offer, but I want to get paid what I'm worth too. I've done my homework. I've looked up the salaries for survey researchers nationally and in Illinois and have a number of other points to strengthen my case for a higher salary when I meet with the Director.
What further complicates matters is that the Director is retiring on June 30th and a newly hired Associate Director (she starts May 1st) will probably be the interim Director until they bring someone else in. I really like the current Director's description of his management style, his demeanor, and his flexibility.
What are your thoughts about all this? I would appreciate any input you can give me. Take care.
I'm having a hard time choosing my major in college. i love studying people and i want to make a change in the world. i like history, and i'm thinking about majoring in sociology or anthropology. the only thing is, i'm not clear on what kind of job opportunities i would have. does anybody know? i'm afraid for my parents and i to spend so much money on school and to graduate with very few good job opportunities. help!
I am trying to decide between majoring in physics or geophysics. What type of jobs are there with a geophysics major? would it be a better idea to major in physics and minor in geology? Thank you!
I tried working in a factory because I thought, great no customer service or communication skills needed, but I still had to work with coworkers I really didn't get along well with. I was fired for not being a team player.
It's hard to get along with others and I really just want a job where I can work alone or with objects and be left alone in peace.
I've signed up for these companies before but I don't seem to qualify for a lot of surveys. Also, are there any of these companies that can deposit the money you earned into your paypal account within 24 hours after you earned the money?
What type of job can one get with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing? Do you have one or know someone with one? What do they do? and do they absolutely love it? Also is there money in that field? (good money i mean)
If I were to get a job as a marketing researcher what exactly would I do?
Looking for websites that are looking for reviewers, researchers, or bloggers.
I suffer from aspergers syndrome and I been looking for a part time job I could do and to be honest,I'm having a little trouble.I was wondering what sort of jobs someone like me could do? I'm 20 as well and in college which explains why I can only work part time.
I'm currently looking for jobs online; apparently I could earn £40 a week being a online market researcher but there isn't much of a job description, so I was wondering what kind of activities would I take part in, what exactly would the job entail? - Thanks.
Like can you get that job in any state or is it just a few state? What are the state you can get that job in?
I am a senior trying to map out my future for college... I already know I wanna major in math because it's what I'm good at... I'm considering being a math teacher but just in case, what are some other good and well paying jobs for people who major in math?
I graduated 6 months ago and am working a construction job and various other odd jobs. Any advice?
I'm in undergraduate sociology right now; and want to pursue some opportunities while I'm studying to enrich my resume when I graduate, whether it is a job, or volunteer service; anything related to sociology.
Is it a good major for finding a job? I want to find a job in USA and change my VISA then?
Do I have to go to PhD or by master I can find a job?
I was watching Discovery Channel's Frozen Planet and I was watching the episode where people tranquilize a polar bear to study how the bear's health is and other important observations, and I was wondering what their job position was? Would it be a Wildlife Biologist? I'm trying to figure out what career path I want to take and I love animals so I was very interested in whatever those people were doing. Also if anyone has any experience in this feild it would be greatly appreciated if a brief breakdown of the job was described. Please and Thank you :)
I know that a associates degree isnt much but is it possible to find a job with an associates degree in sociology? I want to get a bachelors degree but are there any options for jobs with someone with a associates degree?
I have a master's degree in international business from UK and currently live in california. Also I have taken a course in market research online. I want to know what skills are required to get into this field as I am a fresher. I specially wnat to know what mathematical skills I need to work in for quantitative analysis in this field. How is the job market for this field? What is SAS SPSS and how do I get some training in it? Basically I need some help to get started in just the right way and get job offers and do well in it. I know zilch about this.
I will say I have no survey to back this up. But there is a feeling that even though the majority of people vote a certain way, why is that academics such professors, researchers, genuine intellectuals are stuck on NPR spots, instead of making big waves? After watching Bill Nye, I agree with the idea that science needs to be more involved in our countries direction.