How to sell myself in an interview?
How to sell myself in an interview? Best not to…how do you feel when you are the target of a salesman? You usually are well aware when you are being sold something and it will normally put you off. The harder they try, the more you want to walk away. An interviewer will feel the same. The more you try to sell yourself the more they will want to move on to the next candidate. Remember they may have seen ten other people before you. All looking to sell themselves.
How can you be different?
Think about the last time you made a big purchase. Did you buy because someone sold you something? Or did you buy because a salesperson gave you good information about a product. Maybe the salesperson was just relaxed, helpful and listened to what you wanted and made sure you found it. Maybe you bought something just because you liked and got on with someone. You probably at some point bought something because someone else was really enthusiastic about the product and had used it themselves. Interviewing skills work under the same principle.
A great salesman never really looks like they are selling anything. They are usually confident, well informed, helpful, organised, and well-presented. Most graduates have never really interviewed before and don’t know where to begin. They don’t know what will happen during the interviewing process and they don’t realise how their answers may be perceived.
During our interview mentoring, we can prepare you so you know what questions might be coming. You will understand the interviewer’s perspective and what the interviewer is looking for. Knowing the hidden structure of an interview can give you a huge advantage. We can help you feel more relaxed answer queries in a concise, helpful manner. Our interview experts can give reveal secrets of body language, eye cues, and interview processes, so you can be in control. This allows your natural enthusiasm and personality to shine. With competition the way it is today, you need to tick every box.
We can meet you in London or Oxford for a personal coaching session that is tailored to your needs. If you can’t meet, we have experience giving advice over Skype or by telephone.