👍 How To Sell Yourself During An Interview!

Plus: This is how to get a promotion!

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In today's email:

  • Presenting yourself to an employer! This is how to impress. 

  • When you’re interviewing for a job, but see another job you want more at the same company.

  • Are you ready for a promotion? Here’s what you need to do.

  • Career Two Truths & A Lie! Can you detect the lie?

  • Answering salary questions on job applications. Our best tips & tricks.

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In a job interview you need to know what you’ve accomplished and where you are headed in your career.

When you are selling yourself to an employer in an interview you need to really understand yourself, your accomplishments and your goals. And this might seem silly, because you have experienced all of your accomplishments and you are the one setting your goals. But for many of us, it can be easy to forget the details of these things if we haven’t spent the time to really think about them.

You want to be able to recall your previous work experiences like it happened and hour ago. You want to know what you are good at, the employer doesn’t know this, so you need to tell them. You need to know what you want for yourself in the future. If you can’t do any of this you need to get to know yourself better.

Here are some steps you should take before every interview so you can be confident and present yourself in the best way possible.

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Are you ready for a promotion? If you want to advance in your career and you feel you are ready for a promotion, there are some things you can do to make this happen. You’ll want to show your employer that you are capable and ready for a promotion. However, you want to remember that your employer need to be in the position to offer you a promotion. You don’t want to overwork yourself if a promotion isn’t possible at the time. Here’s what you need to know about getting a promotion:

Sometimes people are completely ridiculous and can be especially ridiculous in the workplace. Below are three workplace horror stories, however, two are true and one is a lie. Can you figure out the one we made up?

Story #1: “I had a job working at a local fast food restaurant when I was a teenager. I had experiences with some crazy people, but the one that sticks out to me the most has to be this: When I handed a customer the cup for the soda they ordered, they look at me in disgust and said “I’m not doing your job for you!” Instead of fighting it I walked around the counter and filled up their soda from the self-serve machine. To this day I wish I had thought of a good comeback to say instead of giving in.”

Story #2:I was working as a sign language interpreter in a classroom setting, and the teacher’s aide decided to stand between me and the student, blocking their view. I asked her to move, and she told me that she was doing it on purpose so that the student didn’t rely on me too much.”

Story #3: “I was a tour guide in Central America for a few years. One of my passengers was so scared of eating local food that she brought a small duffel bag of protein bars and only ate those. By day four, she was complaining of stomach cramps, and her farts were so bad that I thought they would strip the paint off the interior of the bus. I had to help her find a McDonalds or something so that she would eat actual food.”

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Don’t blow your chances at getting a job because of a question about salary.

You should receive the salary you deserve, and sometimes that means negotiation. If you suggest a salary that is too high, you might not be considered for the position at all. And if you suggest a salary that is too low, you might be taken advantage of. So how can job seekers go about answering salary questions that won’t kick them out of the running or make them end up with an offer they don’t want.

Creating your ideal salary range can guide you through answering the salary questions on job applications. In one of her TikTok’s, J.T. recommends choosing a number within your salary range when the employer asks for a specific amount on an application. But there are other ways to go about answering these specific salary questions.

If you get lucky and there is an option on the application to insert a range, then you should obviously write in your ideal range. However, a lot of times applications only allow for one number. Like we mentioned earlier, your salary should be something you negotiate with the employer and having to offer one part of your range can make people feel like they will be stuck with that salary. That’s not necessarily the case, and you should be able to negotiate even if you do put a salary on the lower end of your range.

If you are still worried about it, then we recommend writing in the lowest or highest number you can. This will signal to the employer that you want to negotiate your salary. And better yet, if you can type in “negotiable” into the answer, then employers will really get your message.

Keep reading to learn more tips for answering questions about salary on job applications.

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