Volume Twelve, Issue Six — June 2016

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Feature Article:

Sales 101 in Job Interviews

By Ford R. Myers,
President of Career Potential, LLC

When I conduct seminars on interviewing, I make several important points right at the outset, including:

  • The interviewer doesn’t care that you’re unemployed or underemployed, and your needs are not of particular concern to her.
  • The interviewer (like most other people), is primarily concerned about her own needs and problems.
  • The interviewer is looking for someone who can offer solutions and make her job easier.
  • The interviewer doesn’t need more applicants. She’s looking for experts and thought leaders to make her department or company more successful.

Seminar attendees and clients sometimes say that “I’m being too harsh” when I stress these facts – but I don’t think so. What I’m trying to do is inject a shot of “reality” into their interviewing experience. The “bottom line” is that the interview is not about you; it’s about the interviewer and her company! I know that, unless candidates can flip their attitude and behavior to focus on the interviewer’s needs, they won’t stand-out or be selected for the job. It’s “Sales 101.” Ask the customer what she wants and then provide it! Understand that your “customer” in this case is the interviewer.

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You’re Invited – Career Success Seminar – June 27, 2016

Date – Monday, June 27, 2016

Topic: Accomplishment Stories: Your Most Powerful Tool to Get the Job Offer

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Radnor Financial Center, Radnor, PA
Investment: $25.00

Remember a time when you heard a friend or colleague tell a memorable story? You can probably still recall some of the details about that story long after it was shared. Good storytelling creates a vivid picture and a positive response in the listener’s mind. Utilizing stories to enhance your job search is a skill that is often overlooked. Yet, without powerful accomplishment stories to tell prospective employers, you have almost nothing to “sell.” When you can effectively tie your accomplishment stories directly to the employer’s needs and problems, you will likely get a job offer!

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What Clients Are Saying About Career Potential

It was an eye-opening experience to rediscover my value in the job market through my Accomplishment Stories exercise. I understand how important this step of identifying my value is, because without believing in my value, I have nothing to sell. Now I have value to sell!T. Sawa, Attorney

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