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The Weekend!

Posted October 8th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

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7 October, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Coaching, Career Management, Career Transition/Outplacement, Interviewing Skills
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‘I’m No Suck Up!’ FYI: Selling Yourself Is Not Sucking Up

Posted October 7th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

Play 60-S Video: Four Vital Interviewing Rules

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Sell myself? 

In a job interview?

Are you kidding me?

I’m no suck up!

Sucking up is what lazy people with limited skill, talent, and political savvy do. Even when sucking up is done well, it feels sleazy.

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First, selling oneself in a job interview and sucking up is not the same thing.  Selling requires research, planning, strategy, and the ability to scan people and situations and respond accordingly.

Second, sucking up is what lazy people with limited skill, talent, and political savvy do. Even when sucking up is done well, it feels sleazy.

Third, that the best-qualified person gets the job only 30-35 percent of the time should set off alert bells.  You may learn a painful lesson if you are the best-qualified applicant and are not selling your value.

Fourth, you must differentiate your value from the dozens of other candidates. Waiting for the prospective employer to find out for themselves is a fool’s errand.

At the end of the interview, if you liked the people and the job, tell them.

That is not a suck-up.  That’s smart.

#job #jobserch #jobsearchtips #sellyourself #interviewskills #careermanagemnent

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6 October, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Uncategorized
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Are You Ready to Tell Your Story? What Will You Tell the Prospective Employer?

Posted October 6th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

Play this 60 S video to a vital insight

It all begins with understanding your value and, secondly, learning how to use your stories to deliver a compelling and memorable message that reaffirms the most important of all questions:  Why should we hire you?

When you enter the job market, you must know what recruiters and prospective employers are looking for.

Michael Margolis, respected storytelling consultant and author of the excellent book “10X”, believes that companies today are placing a high value on creatives — people who exude uniqueness and individuality. 

It all begins with understanding your value and, secondly, learning how to use your stories to deliver a compelling and memorable message that reaffirms the most important of all questions:  Why should we hire you?

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So, if I ask you today how you plan to communicate those qualities, what would you say? What narrative will you present?  What stories will you use to communicate those ‘soft skills?  How will you integrate with those other strengths the employer requires? 

It all begins with understanding your value and, secondly, learning how to use your stories to deliver a compelling and memorable message that reaffirms the most important of all questions:  Why should we hire you?

Are you ready to tell your story?

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