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How to Answer the Dreaded Question 'What Are Your Salary Requirements?'

How to Answer the Dreaded Question 'What Are Your Salary Requirements?'

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Author's note: 10 Amazing Product Tester Jobs

These jobs sure sound pretty fun. Be warned, though, for most of them, you can't just walk in the door and ask for a job. For many, you might have to work your way up to the cool stuff. These positions require a high level of detail and note-taking. Still, to me, it seems pretty worth it. I'm addicted to naps, and the bed tester job sure sounds like my ultimate dream career! Pun intended, of course.

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