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What Is the Best Service to Use to Sell Myself?

by Kandi

I understand the importance of writing a good cover letter. Unfortunately, selling myself is my worst skill. What is the best service to pay to do this for me?

ANSWER: Hi Kandi... I empathize with you. For years, I struggled with selling myself too. I was raised to be humble, and talking about my accomplishments seemed like bragging and arrogance to me.

But, if you really want to find the job of your dreams, you HAVE to get over that barrier. NO ONE is going to be able to sell you like you. After all, no one else knows you as well.

However, if you can stand it, ask co-workers or supervisors (or anyone else you trust to be honest) to describe what they see as your strengths (and weaknesses). Reflect on their feedback and add a few of your own. Think about skills you've gained over the years (both on and off the job), as well as personality traits that are desirable in an employee.

Then, just talk about those things honestly in your resume and cover letter. Don't embellish or hype. Just state the facts and provide proof. By proof, I mean make things measurable as often as you can.

You're going to find that quiet confidence and a belief in your own talents (you DO have them!) goes the furthest in convincing an employer that you are worth hiring.

Good luck! And feel free to post your resume and cover letter at our Peer Review Center if you want some feedback.

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