How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

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Tips of How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview.

Are you attending any interview then read these tips on How to sell your self in interview?

When you attend for an interview introduce yourself with a smile and firm handshake. Maintain good eye contact with the employer during conversation. Demonstrate to the recruiter what you want to and can do for the employer today, based on employer research. Show interest in what the interviewer is saying, by nodding your head and leaning toward him/her occasionally. Give positive answers to negative-based questions. Immediately after you leave make notes of important points of discussion.

Ask the recruiter prepared questions. Initiate the next step by asking what the next step is.
Ask for the recruiter’s business card for future contact.

Here is an example about how to answer the first question most interviewers ask. “Tell me about yourself” It also allows the job seeker to share with the interviewer the most important thing they want to know – “Why should I hire you?”

1. Personal and Education

This part is used to give the interviewer relevant information concerning you personally and about your educational background. This does not include personal information such as marital status, children, etc. This does include information such as: hometown or state and/or personal attribute. The education should be either the latest obtained and/or major field if relevant to job objective.

2. Early Career/Life Experiences

This part is used to share with the interviewer past work and life experiences relevant to the job objective.

3. Recent Work History/Life Experiences

This is the time for the job seeker to relate to the employer two accomplishments/results of the job seeker that indicate why he/she is the best candidate for the position sought.

4. Why you are here

In this part, the job seeker speaks with enthusiasm that he/she is here for the specific position sought.

5. What to Do


  • It is always advisable to arrive 15-20 minutes early to the interview location.
  • Use time wisely to review employer research information.
  • Have pen and paper. Asking to borrow a pen indicates lack of preparation.
  • Be enthusiastic. Recruiters remember a positive attitude.
  • Listen carefully to the interviewer’s complete question before responding.
  • If needed, pause and take time before answering difficult questions.
  • Keep going even if you feel you made a mistake.
  • Carry extra resumes, references, etc. organized in a portfolio
  • Unless asked, do not discuss salary and benefits.
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