The Best Ways to Sell Your Abilities in a Job Interview

With the number of unemployed graduates in the country, keeping a competitive edge is something that each applicant should have. All experiences related to work is good. However, selling yourself to employers is not as easy as it sounds. Marketing yourself in a business requires knowing what to tell the employer during the interview process. This means using your work experience to answer questions with competence.

Make a Personal Work Experience List

To keep your thoughts organized and ideas intact, one should write down the skills obtained or acquired that may be relevant to the job applied to. In addition, one should keep a list of trainings received and difficult situations that have been able to deal with. Never miss a competency skill or teamwork examples, achievements received and contributions that will further add a positive point to your qualifications. Keeping a list or perhaps a diary of these experiences would help one throughout the interview or application process.

One important point to remember is making the description of your involvement specific. Since memory seems not perfect in keeping track of the details it is important to have a list and detailed information about the previous involvements. Having more skills and experiences means being able to draw the employers attention to you. Since companies are interested in knowing if you are fit for the job, then make sure to mention the relevant experiences during the interview. It’s useless explaining how expert you are in a certain skill which is far from the duties of the job applied to. Let them know that you are the perfect match for the job. Explain what you’ve learn. Showcase your good communication skills and let them know how your abilities and experiences would further benefit their company when you get the job.

Show your Creative Skills and Take Initiative

Nobody would ever want to hire someone who can’t even think on their own when difficult situation arises. Communicating creative ideas for the advancement of the company is one good way to let the interviewer want you. Of course you need to give examples to give a clear picture. Initially, you need to show initiative by letting them know of your plans on how to secure your job placement.

Business Awareness Counts

No employers would turn down job application of graduates who demonstrates a wide range of business awareness. Of course being aware is not just enough. To make a good impression it is utterly important to show an understanding on marketing trends, business plans and strategies. Selling yourself to recruiters needs an ability to demonstrate and communicate your understanding of the dynamics of the work and its environment. Being able to detail examples on situations related to work is another positive points for your application too.

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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