Interview Your Next Opportunity

Do you see the big view before deciding on an opportunity?

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Molly Fletcher, founder of the Molly Fletcher Company, is one of the world’s first female sports agents - and is massively successful in her negotiations. In this video, Molly shares from her experiences to provide insights about the best approach to exploring opportunities — and successfully negotiating them. She says, “I think it's important for anybody that's going for a job or an opportunity to interview that opportunity, that person, that situation as much as they interview you.”

She tells a story from her work with Tom Izzo, Michigan State head coach and Hall of Famer. She says, “We had another opportunity. But he had a great job, and so what I told Tom when we walked into the interview was, ‘You need to interview them as much as they interview you.’” She advises not to go into any opportunity with your mind made up, one way or the other.

A new job or opportunity may mean moving, a change in salary, a new community, etc. It’s critical that you have a full understanding of the opportunity at hand before making any decisions.

Have you ever had to decide whether or not to move forward with a huge opportunity? How did you make sure you had the big picture view before making your decision? Share your story with us in the comments section below!

I think it's important for anybody that's going for a job or an opportunity to interview that opportunity, that person, that situation as much as they interview you. And so with Tom Izzo, he was the head coach of Michigan State at the time and still is. Izzo is a guy who has a great job. He has an amazing job, and he loves it. He's passionate about Michigan State. He's passionate about Michigan State basketball.

But we had another opportunity. But he had a great job, and so I really felt like and what I told Tom when we walked into the interview was, "You need to interview them as much as they interview you." In other words, we need to get really clear on what this opportunity looks like. We need to be as excited about it as maybe it looks like from the outside.

So often in life, I think sometimes we get excited about an opportunity, but we pull back and we sort of fail to maybe recognize: What does this really look like? My family is going to get uprooted and move. My salary is going to change. My player roster is going to change. The fans are going to change. I'm going to have to walk away from a community that I've been passionate about and committed to.

So I believe it's important to come out 30,000 feet up and look down at that and say, "Is this the right fit for me, and can I contribute in a really special way to this opportunity?"
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Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. As a top sports agent, she was hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, representing many top athletes and negotiating more than $500 million in contracts in the high sta...

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