My Tips on Salary Negotiation

Interviewing for a job is always nerve wracking but the part I honestly find the most nerve wracking is the salary discussions and negotiations because what if you said something wrong or screwed up your future earning potential? Know your worth! No one taught me this but I had to learn and research this on my own as well as attended Shang’s workshop! P.S. she has a course on salary negotiations! Check her out! https://lnkd.in/dXmNYBBh

Here are the three biggest tips I found the most helpful so I wanted to share it for everyone who is going through salary negotiation! It’s a lot of preparation and research ahead of time so you know what you’re working with! You wouldn’t go into an interview blind would you so don’t go into the “salary expectations” or salary negotiation process blind either!

Comment down below on tips you have for others as well! We all can improve!

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My true authentic self

Let me tell you a secret! I actually hate taking photos of myself which is why I keep using old photos, but I know I really should try to show more of myself here to let people know who I am! The irony when I take photos of myself for YouTube thumbnails. 😹

But let’s be real, I don’t actually look like this on a normal day because I only wear makeup for my YouTube videos! https://youtube.com/c/ChristineWong This is actually a rare moment I even wore makeup going outside! I mostly wear makeup if I’m filming and I happened to wear makeup this particular day because I was filming a weekend in my life. 😂

But I have to say my brows have always been lacking and I was born with super sparse brows and I also included a photo with absolutely no makeup. I’ve had micropigmentation done 3 years ago, so my brows are really catfishing you. 😂😂😂

Do you show your true self? Do you wear makeup? Honestly, while I’m all about natural beauty (let’s be real, it’s because I’m lazy and suck at makeup), I also believe in creative and personal expression, so if you love a full face of makeup, go for it! The most I do is really my brows before I did micropigmentation, but what are you insecure about? Do you embrace it or do you fight it?

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How Not to Give a F*ck: Achieve More by Caring Less!

Something I pride in a lot about myself that really helped me achieve as much as I was able to at this point is simply how I don’t give a f*ck. Because of that, I can recover very fast and start taking action to improve, reinvent, or pivot. I don’t exactly have a method per se, but I broke down what goes on in my head into 5 digestible steps and hopefully this can help you as well! I think a lot of times, we are so self-critical about ourselves or we care too much, but sometimes we spend so much time thinking we don’t act!

Growing Pains of Adulting | CHATTING WITH CHRISTINE

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There’s a lot of changes your life and yourself goes through when you go through the phases of adulthood whether that be friendships, professional, and life events. It’s tough on growing and changing and constantly reinventing yourself, but it’s possible! Let’s talk about all of the growing pains that I’ve gone through and let me know if you can relate! I’m only 25, but I feel like I’ve been through a lot already, HAHAHA.

YOUR PERSONAL BRAND: How to Make a Good First Impression | CHATTING WITH CHRISTINE

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Making a good first impression is so important in the corporate and also in personal life too! But does that mean you should be a very fake or energetic version of yourself? You should bring your best version of yourself when meeting new people, and you do that with your personal brand! I will NOT be providing general tips (some of them are pretty self-explanatory) but rather how to put your best food forward as genuine and authentic self. This video is for you on how you can approach this!

YOUR PERSONAL BRAND: How to Make a Good First Impression

Making a good first impression is so important in the corporate and also in personal life too! But does that mean you should be a very fake or energetic version of yourself? You should bring your best version of yourself when meeting new people, and you do that with your personal brand! I will NOT be providing general tips (some of them are pretty self-explanatory) but rather how to put your best food forward as genuine and authentic self. This video is for you on how you can approach this!

Reflection on our 4 Years together | CHATTING WITH CHRISTINE

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Addison Chen and I have been together for four years ever since that fateful first date on July 20, 2017! We went to celebrate our four year anniversary in Chicago this year! We also recorded a podcast episode reflecting, for both on our own accounts and moving forward! We’ve gone through a lot like living together, having cats together, and buying a condo together!

PLAY WITH US: Would You Rather MONEY EDITION | Spending and Saving Money Habits

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I’m with my friends in this video and thought it would be fun to ask “Would You Rather” questions when it comes to our spending (or saving) habits! Play along with us and tell me what you think!

Ikigai

If you know me, I’m OBSESSED with ikigai! I even have a YouTube video on it! I think it’s so important for people to pursue a life purpose or a career they find fulfilling and don’t have to “settle” for less on something that doesn’t make them happy, they don’t do well in, or just pays the bills or doesn’t even.

Ikigai was actually how I found out about technology consulting. I wanted to be a photographer, director, producer, CPA, entrepreneur, teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, designer, software engineer, etc. The list goes on. I basically swapped so many times more than I can count, but what really helped me focus on a tangible career that I actually like was Ikigai.

If you’re still trying to figure out your calling or to even see what’s the next step, try this out. The point is to be as broad and open-minded as possible and you’ll discover careers you never would have considered.

One big important point to consider is ikigai does evolve so as you learn more about what you like and don’t like, hone in your skills and knowledge, and more careers and opportunities pop up, it may change! It’s always an evolving process and that’s the beauty of life.

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Collaborate, don’t compete

Collaborate don’t compete. I think something a lot of people fear is the opportunities out there are snatched by someone else, and I can definitely sense it when other students are hesitant on helping others with their interviews and job search when it’s the same firm and role. To be honest, I was like that too because I constantly felt imposter syndrome where I didn’t feel as qualified as people around me.

However, they are not really stealing opportunities from you. The same also applies to women bringing each other down instead of working together to succeed together. Not just women either but this applies to everyone. Why does everything need to be a competition? It doesn’t!

Everyone is on his or her own journey and the more we help each other, the more we actually thrive together. The world is very lonely to live in if everything is a race. What kind of person do you strive to be?

Follow me on Instagram at @christine.innovates for more! I go over technology consulting, technology, consulting, careers, and also my own personal stories and narratives as a young working professional!