First impressions are incredibly important when meeting someone. As a result, take some time to think about what you want to convey to an employer. Why should they hire you? What special skills or qualities do you have that could enhance their organization? Here are some tips to work on your image so you are fully prepared to sell your best self to a potential employer:
-Create a brainstorm list that details what you want to highlight to employers. What are your best assets that they should know about you? What is the crucial piece of information you want them to know about you?
-Examine your resume closely to make necessary changes. Make sure you are outlining specific accomplishments, not just skills. Show the employer how you will implement positive changes in their office by highlighting specific statistics of your prior work.
-Double check to make sure that your online presence is clean and professional. Take down any offensive or immature material and be aware of the things others in your network may have posted. Try “googling” yourself. What comes up?
-Create a LinkedIn account to highlight your professional accomplishments. In addition, this is a great way to start building your network and contacting other professionals in the field.
-Consider starting a blog or a website that focuses on your area of interest. Utilize social media to make yourself noticed in a positive and professional light.
Remember, everything you do contributes to your overall image. Make decisions that will enhance your good qualities and that will show others you are a hardworking professional in the workplace. By taking yourself seriously, others will as well.
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