15 Ways to Sell Yourself Effectively in a Job Interview

15 Ways To Sell Yourself Effectively In A Job Interview – Part One Č There are many reasons as to why you could be rejected or not chosen for a job.

The reasons depend on the specific job that you are applying for and the company’s requirements in the job description. But before you get the chance to appear before the employer, you have to ensure that you are really interested and have the required skills for the job.

There are certain ways that you could improve your chances of appearing in a job interview. You should be aware of all the possible reasons why an employer may not pick you. You should be prepared in all such cases.

Take the following items with you. Consider them essential –

  1. Check your achievements, levels of know-how, transferable skills and competencies.

2.spection and self-study of the employers and the market.

  1. contact your excelling career-colleagues and try to gain their help.
  2. acquire competencies and try to show to the employer that you could extend to the role and do not need to be substituted by someone equally skilled.
  3. Find out in advance how you are going to get the job, if you are applying for a promotion, to make sure that you have all the essential skills, qualifications and experiences.
  4. Conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis.
  5. Make sure that you know the competencies of the employer’s requirements.
  6. Highlight your activities that show flexibility as well as potential.
  7. Plan the communication strategy before the interview, e.g. by phone, email, UK mail, insert CV and also postal applications.
  8. If possible, do some homework on the company.
  9. If getting the job is a requirement of the employer, draft your Resume/CV specially for that job and not copy other’s Resumes/CVs which may be in use. Create new Resumes/CVs appropriate to the job/ Client.
  10. Try to establish the normal and customary interviewuneration.
  11. Plan who you will send your Resume/CV to. Also make sure you can control who sees your Resume/CV.
  12. Try to establish who interviews you.
  13. If I have the programmes on who does the selecting, then I must also have in mind the normal criteria that the employer might use to select people.
  14. Consequently, I need to know how I am to get on with the people in the Interview Department. I’m thinking that perhaps it would be better to know in advance. It would certainly save a lot of time.
  15. Employers in general do not attend to telephone calls after a interview.
  16. On many occasions I have asked the person at the other end of the telephone “who did you speak to” after the job interview. Without any feedback the person had given me, I would have went off in some probability to the receptionist and fired off a few more letters.
  17. On many occasions I’ve asked the job-centre how many people in the same job group arrived/left after the interview/discussion. The answer I got was “very small”.
  18. When I get a letter saying that I was “not selected” I keep on asking for particulars. It is almost impossible to keep on bugging for a response. All such superstitions have their own reasons for being told they were not selected.
  19. When people say to me “you don’t seem to be interested in jobs with us” I wonder what the reasons are that I am not given any feedback. Is it because I am the only “not selected” person they have had? Is it because they have some specialilts they want me to have?
  20. I don’t see how my lack of interest in working for this company is going to help. I do not live in this country and I do not know all the local laws and regulations regarding job recruitment.
  21. It is difficult dealing with people looking for jobs, many of whom areiable, professional and experienced to doreet you with a form that says quite simply that they have had 10 jobs in the past 11 months and they think this is an indication of their suitability towards working for your company, particularly when you are having a very difficult time finding suitable applicants.
  22. If a person who has had 11 different jobs in 11 months indeed ticks all the boxes as an indication of their suitability towards working for your company, you must ask yourself “why are there people who are looking for jobs, the majority of them will always attend interviews and sometimes even better if they come prepared”.

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