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  1. 1. BRAND. ME Communicating for Careers Communicating for Employment (DCE323)
  2. 2. BRAND.ME Communicating for Careers On-line presence CV with no mistakes, flash code to film and linked-in page Cover letter Summary of hard and soft skills and current objective 45 – 60 pitch explaining major accomplishment (trailer of the film that is ‘You’) Personal SWOT Better pronunciation Better use of action verbs Awareness of the importance of concrete examples when defining yourself Awareness of what an interviewer could be looking for and how to anticipate Greeting (first impression) and leave-taking (lasting impression) Communication strategies Stress control Body language
  3. 3. What Makes You, You Savoir  Write a targeted, persuasive CV and cover letter putting forward hard skills, soft skills, core competences, education and experience.  “Sell yourself” in 60 seconds.
  4. 4. What Makes You, You Savoir Faire  Anticipate and respond appropriately to employment interview questions.  Make yourself the most attractive candidate for the job.
  5. 5. What Makes You, You Savoir Etre  Be prepared and at ease during an interview.  Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses.
  6. 6. Core Competences  Define your core competences  Summarize your key talent  Give yourself personal direction  Use the right words to describe your achievements, accomplishments, strengths, studies and skills  Be specific, not general
  7. 7. Sharpen your Interview Skills “Tell me about yourself.” Do you have skills in  Leadership?  Creativity?  Initiative?  Communication?  Teamwork?... O.K. But can you prove it?”
  8. 8. The 60 Second Sell Imagine the CEO of a firm you really want to work for unexpectedly gets into a lift with you. Between the ground floor and the tenth, where she has her penthouse office, you have 60 seconds to make her want to give you a job interview. Will you do it?
  9. 9. Have a story to illustrate each competence  how you acquired it  where you acquired it  a concrete example of when you put it into practice
  10. 10. Pay great attention to your pronunciation, intonation and the energy you convey through tone and body language
  11. 11. Your future is in your hands  Be yourself  Be a ‘strong brand’  Be natural  But above all,  Be prepared!
  12. 12. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do” Bob Dylan