Selling Yourself to Future Employers

During a job interview the most influential way to grasp your interviewers attention is by selling the value you can offer. By selling yourself, you are able to demonstrate how your background and unique qualities match what the prospective company is seeking. Throughout the interview it is important to go into detail regarding the skills that you obtain that can help be an addition to the company. By being confident in your capabilities, you show the employer that you are not only confident in yourself but in what you can achieve.

One of the best ways to stand out in an interview is by distinguishing yourself from the competition. A form of showing this can be proving to the employer that you are willing to surpass needed expectations. Another great way to stand out can be by researching the company in full detail prior to the interview. Knowing the company’s mission statement and history can be beneficial during the interview process and can epitomize your level of interest in the job position.

Best ways to sell yourself

  1. Be confident

  2. Use body language to portray yourself in a positive way

  3. Avoid words such as “um” or “like”

  4. Practice how to properly answer interview questions prior to the interview

  5. Know what the interviewer wants and how you meet their expectations

  6. Make sure the interviewer knows your best strengths

  7. Distinguish yourself from the competition

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