In our recent Discovery Coaching session, one of the participants asked a great question: "How do I talk about myself during a job search without feeling like I'm bragging?" It's a common challenge that many job seekers face, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Here are some tips that can help:
Market yourself like a product: Rather than focusing solely on listing your qualifications and experiences on your resume, think of yourself as a product you're marketing. Highlight your unique strengths, passions, and goals to make your story more compelling. This way, you'll have a better chance of standing out to recruiters looking for someone with a particular set of skills.
For example, don't just list your previous job titles and duties if you're looking for a marketing job. Highlight your creativity, attention to detail, and unique approaches to problem-solving.
Use a bio and networking letter: Creating a bio and networking letter can make a big difference in telling your story. These documents should help you tell your story, rather than simply listing your qualifications. Peppercorn.ai Discovery can help you with both of these documents!
For example, in your bio, you can highlight your professional accomplishments, but also add a personal touch by mentioning your interests outside of work. This can help recruiters get a better sense of who you are as a person, which can set you apart from other candidates.
Be authentic: Don't try to fit into a mold that you think recruiters want to see. Share your story in a way that feels genuine and true to who you are. Authenticity is key to making a lasting impression.
For example, if you're passionate about sustainability, mention that in your bio and networking letter. This can show recruiters that you're committed to making a positive impact on your work.
Connect on LinkedIn: Don't be afraid to reach out and make connections on LinkedIn. Finding people in your desired company and sending them a message can help you make meaningful connections and stand out in a crowded job market.
For example, if you see that someone from your dream company went to the same university as you, send them a message introducing yourself and mentioning your common background. This can help break the ice and start a conversation that could lead to a job opportunity.
In summary, job searching can be challenging, but these tips can help you market yourself more effectively and land your dream job. Discovery is a comprehensive coaching program that offers tools, resources, a supportive community, and expert guidance to help candidates uncover their unique value proposition, build a compelling personal brand, and stand out in the competitive job market.
We are here to help you find your story and succeed in your job search!