Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The job hunt as sales


When you look for a job, you are selling yourself. Ergo, you are in sales. “People buy from people they like.  As a job seeker you are always in sale or marketing mode.  What you’re selling is yourself and what you can bring to a potential employer.  If you haven’t worked in sales before, this is going to feel a little uncomfortable at first, but with a little practice and repetition you’ll get the hang of it.”
Here’s one savvy article on selling—simplify your message. Put your responses in language that is understandable, direct and conversational, rather than full of jargon and starch.

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