Learn How to Master the Art of Marketing Yourself

8/23/2017 12:29:37 AM

Let’s face it. Most of us are not natural born salespeople. We generally prefer to go about our business, stay inside our comfort zone, and hope that others will automatically recognize our greatness on their own! Unfortunately, it usually doesn’t work out that way.
In order to land that perfect job or win that prized promotion over others, you must persuade others that you are the answer! You must know how to confidently talk about yourself, your skills, and why you are a better fit than everyone else. You need to become an effective salesperson of… YOURSELF! In my many mentoring sessions with young adults who are about to enter the workforce, it’s clear that most have no idea of just how important this is, much less how to do it!
The good news is that is that marketing yourself is a learned skill that even the most shy can master. So if you feel a little inexperienced (or uncomfortable) about putting yourself out there, here are some pointers to help you get started:
If you’re able to do the above, you can become successful at marketing yourself. Your ability to answer why you are the best person for the job is essential and not at all a sign of arrogance! Even if it might feel that way.  
If someone asked you why you’re the best person for a job, would you be able to answer it with confidence, conviction, and humility?