If you’ve ever had an interview that left you feeling demoralized and down-on-your-luck, you know how difficult it is to prepare for one.
But it doesn’t have to be.
There’s an easy method you can use to jumpstart your interviews and exploit your untapped resources in a way that your employer simply cannot ignore, even if it’s the first interview you’ve ever taken.
It’s really simple – you have to SELL… and here’s how:
Understand The Psychology Of An Interview
When it comes to looking for a job, a “hunt” doesn’t accurately portray the dynamic between an employer and a hire.
If you want to be successful, you must buy into the fact that it’s a “marketplace” where you have to sell yourself and your skills.
Unless it’s your profession, most people are put off by the concept of sales. But employers are starving for people who share a lot of the same qualities as an effective salesperson.
That’s because good salespeople can communicate not just the features of their product (your skills and experience), but also its benefits (what your skills and experience will translate to if someone decides to hire you).
Prepare For The Interview
Once you feel comfortable with the idea of selling yourself, it’s time to follow-through.
Here’s what to do:
Isolate the most relevant skills and experience you have for the job description you’re applying for – these are the “features” of your product.
For each feature, determine what “benefit” your employer will get out of it.
If one of the features you want to emphasize is the extent of your experience, describe how it can make your employer’s life easier.
Once you’re able to bridge the gap between the features and benefits of your resume, you’ll become very efficient in talking about yourself, which commands respect in any field.
So, now you know what to do… the rest is up to you.
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