The job search process can be very arduous at times, but also quite rewarding once you land the position you have been striving for. One way to help yourself during the job search is to implement self-advocacy.
Self-advocacy is the skill of speaking up for yourself and communicating your worth to others. This skill is especially important to implement during the interview and term negotiation process of the job search.
When you participate in an interview, you must self-advocate by positioning yourself as an expert, being prepared to explain deficiencies, and able to highlight non-resume facts about yourself. Once you finally land a job offer, it is also key to advocate for your self during the negotiation process. It can be awkward and difficult to negotiate with your future employer, but in the long run, you are setting yourself up for happiness and success by advocating now.