Advance Your Career by Selling Yourself
Often times when it comes to our career, we hard time trying to sell ourselves. Putting your skills and talents into words on paper can often times be challenging. We sell ourselves short in our abilities or accept less than we are worth out of fear that they will find someone else. Instead of building ourselves up and selling ourselves for maximum value, we accept what is given to us and end up doing twice the work for half the pay.
One of the most important places you can sell yourself is during the interview process for a new job. It is during this process that you should make an effort to build up yourself and sell your skills to the potential employer by making them feel that if they hire anyone else but you, they are going to be losing out on an amazing talent.
One trick that can help you with this, is to first know what the hiring manager wants to hear. Each question they ask you during the interview process is to see what you know and if it matches what they are looking to hear to help them decide if you are the best candidate. Walk into your interview prepared. You can do this by researching the job description, your industry and the jargon used.
Research the company and know the background and services. During the interview, show that you have done your homework by asking questions or making comments about a recent press release or company announcement.
Walk into your interview with two questions prepared to ask. Show the interviewer you are truly interested in the company and the job by asking questions relating to the company, your potential job and company culture.
If you really want to seal the deal, send a Thank You Letter. Don’t sit around waiting for a letter or a call. Send a follow-up letter immediately thanking each representative for taking out time to interview you.
Have any tips on how to sell yourself to get the job? Let us know below
La'Shawn Chambers312 Posts
Part Owner of CampusLATELY/ blogger contributor. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.