1. Thank you for your interest in attending the $tart $mart & Behavioral Interviewing Workshops!

Behavioral Interviewing: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:00pm
Salary Negotiation: Friday, March 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

PSUB Salmon River Suite

The Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is proud to be the first site in the state hosting the $tart $mart initiative, a training developed for graduating women to benchmark the salary of their first job and successfully negotiate pay that puts them on par with their male counterparts. This training is co-sponsored by AAUW Idaho and the Anderson Gender Resource Center.

Although fair labor laws have been in place for many years, research published by the AAUW verifies that the gender wage gap continues to plague women. Studies show that the gap starts with the first job out of college and continues; a woman will likely earn $1 million less than her male counterpart over the course of her career.

The aim of the $tart $mart training is to prepare young women entering the work force for the challenges and competitiveness of getting hired and negotiating for the best possible salary and benefits.

We are pairing this important training with a special workshop on Behavioral Interviewing. This particular form of interviewing is based on the idea that past behavior is the best predictor of future performance in similar situations. By asking questions about how job applicants have handled situations in the past that are similar to those they will face on the job, employers can gauge how they might perform in future situations. The workshop will allow participants to practice answering these kinds of questions in order to gain proficiency.