It’s go time. You’ve landed the job interview…and now it’s time to land the job. Getting the job offer and sealing the deal will require talking yourself up and convincing your potential employer that you’re the best guy or gal for the job.
So how do you ‘toot your own horn’ and not come across as a bragger? With some planning and practice, it’s pretty easy. Read on for 3 ways to successfully sell yourself at your next job interview.
1. Give specifics
Be sure to shine the spotlight on your best skills, especially the ones that would be used for the job you’re interviewing for. Also talk about your relevant work accomplishments – industry awards, recognition from previous employers, and performance stats about results you’ve generated (sales numbers, departmental efficiencies, etc.) As long as you share your stories in an authentic way, you won’t come across as a bragger.
2. Do your research
If you do your homework, you can usually find common connections between yourself and the people you’re interviewing with. Scan the LinkedIn profiles of those you’re meeting with, browse the organization’s Twitter feed, and find commonalities between all parties. Also be in the know about any breaking news about the organization. Then try to weave your research into your conversation – you’ll appear more connected, more aware and more knowledgeable.
You know the drill…practice makes perfect. Rehearse what you’re going to say about yourself, and tweak your responses until you feel good about things. And do a dry run with a friend or family member to get their feedback.
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