JOB SEEKERS- How to sell yourself without selling?

September 24th, 2012

I just recently went to a training that was for companies that wanted to strengthen their sales ability and ensure visibility to the public but not seem pushy. I thought how this could apply to people who are seeking jobs. How can a job seeker sell themselves without seeming obnoxious? If they are shy or not a good speaker how can they present themselves so an employer knows they are interested in a position? Well some of the same techniques expert sales people use to make the sale could be applied to landing that dream position. Here is a simple acronym that may help you stay on top of your game while you are marketing for that new position. Just remember F.A.M.E.
F Focus:
 Take some time to see what it is that you want to be doing in your career. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? Success always starts with a vision!!
A Awareness:
 What companies are hiring in your area? Are you qualified for the positions? Have you updated your resume to reflect all you work history, skills, and training.
M Memorability:
 You have to make yourself memorable in a positive way. Put thought into how you present yourself and how you want to be remembered. First impression is always key to a successful interview. Know what your strengths and your opportunity areas. And don’t forget to SMILE!!
E Expert:
 Don’t try to be a know-it–all but be confident enough to share what you are good at and don’t be afraid to say what you feel you can bring to a company. It may be something that the employer hasn’t thought of but they can use.

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