Don’t Sell Yourself Short
There’s way more than simply saying, “don’t sell yourself short.” If you are looking for a way to make more money or better your life in some way, there is a process you need to go through. You’ll want to get your ideas in order and figure out how to best market yourself. There are three easy steps you can take to get started:
- Identify your personal talents. Let’s say you are a fantastic writer. If writing is your thing, start a small portfolio of your past work, links, etc. Many people set up a webpage with all of their best work so that they may send it to employers or use it for networking purposes. Once you’ve discovered what you’re talents are and have created a stockpile of references, you can move on to the next step.
- Check out the competition. No matter what job you are looking to apply for, there will always be competition. If you’re able to find out who else is applying for the position, you can get a good idea of where you stand amongst your competition. However, most of the time the other applicants’ information is not available to you. In that case, you can use sites like LinkedIn to see what other people in the field are doing and, more importantly, get an idea of how much money they are making.
- Jump in! Once you’ve got a good idea of where you stand in your prospective field, you can start to jump in. If you’re looking for a new job or a side job you can start searching. Many people use job search sites or LinkedIn to look for a new job. (My personal favorite job site is Indeed.)
Once you’ve started searching and begun to apply it is important to continue to remember not to sell yourself short. Oftentimes people will apply to a job but once they get the call for an interview, turn it down because they don’t feel good enough. Don’t let that happen to you!
This goes for more than just taking on a second job or side hustle though. If you remember how valuable you are it can help you negotiate raises, promotions and even get a new job. So, don’t sell yourself short! You’re holding yourself back if you do.
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