September 17, 2015
Stand out from the compeition with three strategies.
By Anish Majumdar, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Professionals in the midst of a job search often report feeling a sense of helplessness. How can you stand out amidst the competition? How can you shine during an interview? Perhaps most importantly, how can you land a new position that’s in-line with your career goals in the shortest possible amount of time?
The answer to all three questions is the same: highlighting UNIQUE VALUE, that special combination of people and industry skills only you possess. When executed correctly, it will lend greater focus to the job search and put the power back in your hands during interviews.
Step 1: Develop a "10-Second pitch."
If you only had ten seconds to describe what sets you apart, what would you say? Are you a natural team leader? Do you excel in conducting research or managing complex systems? Are you someone who can consistently take on greater job responsibilities and deliver? Grab a voice recorder and practice your 10-Second Pitch until it’s clear and succinct. Ideally, you should end up with three to four specific attributes. These are the core ideas you’ll want to communicate when meeting a recruiter or potential employer for the first time.
Step 2: Communicate unique value in all job search documents.
It is essential to think about job search documents, particularly resumes, as PLATFORMS for communicating unique value. In essence, they’re personal marketing materials. Here are ways to ensure they deliver maximum impact:
Step 3: Use your unique value as "Talking Points" during an interview.
Think of a job interview as a tug-of-war between the needs of a potential employer and what you’re looking for. Your interviewer will be looking for areas of weakness. It’s your job to keep the focus placed squarely on what sets you apart.
About the Author
Anish Majumdar, CPRW is a Career and Owner at www.ResumeOrbit.com. 98% of clients report and increase in interviews within 30 days, and all work comes backed by a 110% Satisfaction or Money Back Guarantee. Submit your resume for a free critique today!
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