The key to landing any job is being able to sell yourself. With a strong background, experience, and people skills you can earn just about any job you apply for, and with unemployment rates still high this has never been more important.
The first impression that all potential employers will receive of you is your resume. It is from your resume that they will decide whether or not to schedule an interview. It is important to be honest, but this is not the time to be humble. List any and all degrees, classes, and additional business training that you have received. Also include any special certifications or skills that you have. The goal is to make your resume stand out from the rest and give yourself an opportunity to vie for the job in person.
Once you have an interview setup, it is time to really let yourself shine. Demonstrate your strong communication and leadership skills. Remain positive and engaged even if you think things are not going well — you may be surprised with outcome.
Receiving the job offer may seem like mission accomplished; however, it doesn’t end there. Now is your opportunity to show your new employers that they made the best decision when they hired you. Follow through on the impression you gave them and demonstrate all of those skills that earned the job.