You Own It, Baby: There’s no substitute for hardcore confidence. The job is yours. You were born to do this job. Period. You are perfectly placed, right here and right now, to walk in there and interview your butt off. Why do I say that? Because you have to believe it. You have to see yourself doing that particular job. Begin with the end in mind. Is it the job of a lifetime or is the job of the moment? It doesn’t matter. See it. Own it.
What Does It Say?: It’s the sad truth that, many years ago, I once choked when asked about a particular section on my resume. I can’t remember which section it was. I only remember the panic in my stomach as I failed to recall something important about my own work history. Somehow, I got the job, but I never forgot that moment. The moral of the story? Know your resume. Know what you accomplished at that position, be able to explain why you were promoted, and express who you are. Your every move should be geared to letting the interviewer know your worth.
Let Them Know: The job hunt is a lot like dating. If you want a date, you ask the person out. If you’re lucky enough to get a date, you let that person know right away that you’d like to get together again. Job interviews are no different. Let that employer know what a great job you’d do – and be specific. There’s a difference between I’ll do a great job because I’m a passionate self starter and I’ll do a great job because I’m a passionate self starter who doubled company sales in six months. Attention to detail will get you everywhere.
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By Marissa Cohen