Consider what the employer may find valuable
Employers are searching for applicants that can offer a new insight, skill set and help them achieve their goals. Take the time to read the job description closely to look for specifics on particular tasks that the boss is hoping the new hire can achieve and think about the skills that meet these needs.
Look to your background and previous experiences
Consider times when you were good in former jobs or when your boss appreciated or paid you. What did you do to get noticed? What attributes, talents, or abilities led to your success? Whatever you did, it’s possible that other companies will value a new hire as well.
A highly gifted salesperson, for example, may have experience dealing with dissatisfied consumers or reclaiming lost accounts. His special talent in this situation may be his ability to identify when someone is upset and quickly develop a plan to diffuse and answer their issues.
Acknowledge your most popular personality traits
Consider former employers’ talents and qualities that the peers and family have praised. Then think about how you can use certain facets of your personality to help you succeed at work.
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