1. Know why someone should hire you
You really need to clearly define what your strengths are to a particular employer so that they clearly see the link on how hiring you helps their business. Make sure you ha
2. Know what you want
Make sure you have identified the type of position and role you want so that the potential employer is not wrestling with fit. Although a potential employer might like you if they cannot see in what position they would put you in, it’s usually adios.
3. 30 second elevator pitch
Finding a job is selling, so make sure you can tell everyone what you are looking for and why you should be hired. Practice this many times so you get it right.
4. 2 minute pitch
When you have access to people for longer, give them a more detailed pitch on why they should hire you.
5. Dead simple resume
Get rid of all extraneous and personal material. Focus on building a clear and simple resume preferably under two pages.
6. Be positive
If you’re not positive it shows and no one wants to hire a negative person, so let your moxy shine through.
7. Make more friends
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