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Increase Your Deal-Making Skills And Become A Professional Negotiator In All Situations

Introducing The PhD Negotiation League By Cheeky Scientist

PhD Negotiation League

The PhD Negotiation League, or PNL, will ensure that you learn how to recognize a negotiation situation. It will teach you how to react to negotiations for maximum success. The PNL program leaders and board members are industry professionals who understand the power of professional negotiation—be it for salary, a promotion, or any other setting—and they will teach you how to increase your deal-making skills so that you know how to behave during a negotiation, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program designed specifically for PhDs by other PhDs currently working in top industry roles.

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Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

About The PhD Negotiation League

As soon as you become a PNL member, you will get access to the PNL training dashboard, which includes 4 training modules with 40+ training videos and 8 advanced training workbooks. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics in Deal Making. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private network of PhDs working in industry, as well as hiring and negotiation experts. You will get feedback from these professionals 24/7 on any job negotiation-related question. All of this will allow you to get hired in your dream role and get paid what you are worth.

Here’s the Targeted Training You’ll Receive From The PhD Negotiation League...

Module #1 

Negotiation – An Overview

You know that deal making is important, but you don’t know the basic principles that determine a successful negotiation. This module covers…

  • What are the rules of negotiation? You’ll get insights into what a negotiation is, what are the main types of negotiation strategies, and what are the main rules that govern all types of negotiations.
  • What professional negotiation is and why it matters. This module will explain what professional negotiation is, why it is important to be a good professional negotiator, and how you should behave during a professional negotiation.
  • What you need to know to be a professional negotiator. This module presents the elements of professional negotiation and explores why people fail in their negotiation and what you can do to gain and leverage power during negotiations.
  • How to interact with the other side. This module teaches you to put you in the other side’s shoes and explain what you need to consider to make the other side feel like you are both on the same boat, which will make them want to give you what you want.

Module #2 

Professional Negotiation Framework 

You want to know how and when you should start negotiating and the steps you should follow to get the most out of your salary negotiation. This module covers…

  • What is a negotiation framework? This module explains what a negotiation framework looks like and why it is important that you set a framework each time you have a negotiation.
  • How to fill out forms requesting salary history or expectations. During a job search, employers will ask for your salary expectations from the moment you submit your application. This module will teach you how to fill these forms and how this impacts the future steps in the hiring process.
  • The attitude for successful salary negotiation. Studies show that assuming certain behaviors during salary negotiations can influence your chances of success. During this module, you will learn which behaviors give the best results and how you can assume those behaviors.
  • The order in which you should negotiate terms. Salary negotiation involves more than salary – things like a signing bonus, vacation days, and relocation allowance will probably come up into the conversation. This module reviews the order in which you should bring these items into the conversation.

Module #3

Behavioral Approach To Salary Negotiations

Increase your chances of having a successful salary negotiation by applying specific strategies. This module covers…

  • How to get the other side on your side. The ideal negotiation is a win-win situation where both parties are satisfied at the end. This module will cover some strategies you can apply to get the other party on your side and set a win-win environment during your salary negotiations.
  • How to read the behavior of the other party during negotiations. Being able to read the other party will help you better understand them. This module will teach you how to read the people you are negotiating with and will show you some strategies you can use to influence their behavior.
  • How to manage your emotions. A negotiation can be a stressful situation and being able to keep calm during the whole process is key to be successful. This module will show you some strategies you can use to manage your emotions and keep the right attitude during a negotiation.
  • How to practice negotiation. As with any skill, practice makes perfect when it comes to negotiating. These modules will give you advice on how to practice your negotiation strategy during low-stakes situations so that you are ready when the time comes for high-stakes negotiations.

Module #4

Negotiation Scripts And Advanced Tactics

The more you practice how to negotiate, the better you will get at it and the more tactics you will be able to implement. This module covers…

  • Negotiation scripts to avoid revealing information. During a negotiation, Information is power, and the first party to reveal a given information will lose leverage. This module will provide specific scripts you can use to avoid revealing information without being rude to the other party.
  • Scripts to handle different steps of salary negotiations. When negotiating your salary, you need to follow specific steps and guide the conversation to make sure you cover everything. This module provides scripts you can rehearse to keep your salary negotiation flowing and on the right track.
  • Advanced negotiation techniques. Once you cover the basic strategies, scripts, and behaviors of good negotiators, you will be ready for some advanced techniques to step up your deal-making game. This module presents such techniques and shows you how to apply them.
  • How to end negotiations. If you want to earn the respect of the people you negotiate with and ensure that everybody complies with what they agree upon, you must know how to end a negotiation. This module will show you the best way to end a negotiation on good terms, no matter the outcome.

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The #1 Deal-Making Training Program For PhDs Only

This is the only deal-making training program created by PhDs currently working in industry who negotiate on a daily basis. The PNL program leaders and board members have already made their transition and currently work in different positions and industries across the world. This program will ensure that you know how to show your worth to employers and that you can negotiate the salary you deserve once you transition into your industry dream role. Once you make the transition, you will be a respected professional making deals on behalf of your company – the training that you will receive from the PNL will also be useful in this new setting.

Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

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$1+ million is the additional money that negotiators earn during their career when compared to non-negotiators (Business Insider)
43% of employees negotiated their current salary (Payscale)
74% of hiring managers have room to increase an initial offer (National Society Of Collegiate Scholars)
80% of candidates who negotiate the initial job offer are at least partially successful (National Society Of Collegiate Scholars)
The #1 reason high earners get paid more than low-earners is that they negotiate their salary consistently (Harvard Business Review)
11-20% is the common increase in base salary after a job negotiation (Payscale)

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