5 ways to prove you’re right for the job

Whether you’re trying to prove it to a potential employer, a current employer, or yourself – at times it can be tricky to pinpoint why you’re the best person for the job – we have some tips.  

Full disclosure: this gets a bit 'motivational speaker’.

  1. Believe in yourself. Watch a Disney film – you’ll learn everything you need to know.

  1. Evidence. You can’t prove what you will do, only what you’ve done. This is not the time to be #humble or to let others own your work – toot your own horn a little, and show the world what you’re made of (again, reference your Disney films, they’re a fountain of knowledge). LinkedIn is an awesome place to track your wins, and if you’re the kind of person who struggles to shout your success from the rooftops, let this be a one-stop-shop for your past awesomeness

  1. External confidence. You would have heard the term ‘fake it until you make it’ because it’s a cliche, and the thing to remember about a cliche is that it exists for a reason. Faking confidence can work, and if you act like you’re the best person for the role, then the people who make the choices will think the same. Let us all remember that David Brent was hired by someone.

  1. Dress up. We’re not talking a ball gown or tails, but, you know, get a little fancier than you think you need to. Dressing for the job you want is a sign of effort, and you’ll also feel sassier, which helps with tip number three.

  1. Research. Make like a boy (or girl) scout and be prepared. Nothing bad will come from doing the mahi, so investigate what kind of company you’re interested in, the team you want to be a part of, or the culture your mentors live by. Become an expert in your own future, and in the hurdles you’re facing to get there.

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