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To get a job all of us have to know how to self-promote more effectively that other candidates, just a like a peacock displaying its impressive tail feathers! Here are some great resources to help you …

To get a job all of us have to know how to self-promote more effectively that other candidates, just a like a peacock displaying its impressive tail feathers! Here are some great resources to help you do this.


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  • 1. To be Arnie, or not to be Arnie….As a nation, GB has many excellent qualities. However, something that many of ushave in short supply is the ability to self-promote and talk ourselves up. Theantithesis to British downplay can be found in no better person than our favouriteover-the-top US film star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said:‘I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totallyimmodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope itnever will.’
  • 2. Talk yourself up!I‘m no marketing expert, but after sitting on both sides of the job interview table, Ican say with certainty that each time I either got the job or decided to employ aperson, it was as a result of the ability to self-promote more effectively than theother candidates.When I coach people looking for work, one of the concepts that many people findhard to grasp is: if you don’t sell yourself, then nobody else is going to do it for you!It doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly wear a Terminator black leather jacketand gain an Austrian accent, but it may mean that you have to start developing anability to ‘talk yourself up’ and to promote yourself through the right networks.
  • 3. Fit for a king!In the bible, the Book of Daniel describes how the King of Babylon wanted to recruitsome Israelites into his service. I don’t know how many CVs and failed applicationforms he waded through, but the King hit the jackpot when he discovered fourmen, including Daniel, who excelled in (Daniel 1:4):• Fitness & Personal appearance• Aptitude for learning• Skills & Intellect• Qualifications• Fit for a KingThe fact that these four men were discovered by the King shows that they musthave been exhibiting these qualities and, just as importantly, promoting themselveseffectively.
  • 4. Develop your ‘shop front’When looking for work, one of the key ways to develop your ‘shop front’ is to havea strategy that will help you to become noticed. You probably won’t be employedby a king but, if you’re doing some of the following, you’ll stand a chance of gettingnoticed:
  • 5. Turbo-charge your CV by converting it to aninfographic – www.vizualize.me
  • 6. Linked in is a great way of promoting yourselfand finding a job through networks –www.linkedin.com
  • 7. Do some voluntary work for a good cause – not onlywill this will give you extra skills but it will also makeyour job application stand out from the crowd
  • 8. Brush up on your job interviewtechnique (Click on image for link)
  • 9. A great way to promote yourself is to join aninterest-based online community that alsomeets up to network (click image for link)
  • 10. Want2get on?– Christian focussedcareers coachingFor more informationvisit:www.want2geton.co.uk