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Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life by Jeffrey G. Allen

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Chapter 4. Breaking Out of the Box—Job E-X-P-A-N-S-I-O-N

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!

Let's keep you working there and get you a promotion. More responsibility, more pay, bigger title.

This Do's for you.

For half a century, the federal and state governments have been issuing underemployment statistics.

Why are we paying for this? Is there any employee who can't have more responsibilities? Who can't be worth more? Isn't the number underemployed 100 percent?

Our statistic is 100 percent, too—100 percent success in expanding any job. Why? Because a j-o-b is a b-o-x. Just a container. An arbitrary limitation that our commonsense, politically correct system expands. You're a jack-in-the-box! We all are.

Viktor Frankl, the brilliant author who wrote Man's Search for Meaning, observed over half a century ago, "We don't know we've been in prison until we break out."

With the publication of Instant Interviews, underemployment will be dramatically reduced. All it takes is adapting our system. The result is an advanced instant interviewing technique.

It works 100 percent of the time because—it works!

The greatest benefit of job e-x-p-a-n-s-i-o-n is the maintenance of absolute job security throughout. It's using what you've got to get what you want. Not empire building, but value-adding—acquiring more responsibility that's worth more.

Every job (and every wage) can be expanded. Easily up to 40 percent if you do it right. We do this by isolating expandable areas called job components ...

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