MN Business Tip Of The Day: Would You Hire You?

November 18, 2013  |  

You’re searching for a job, and like millions of American’s you may feel that you don’t have anything to do while you’re out of work. But, in fact, you do have full-time, high-pressure work before you. The task is answering the question: Would you hire you?

Your answer should be built on the foundation of two important factors: Having a unique selling proposition and cultivating a marketing plan.

A Unique Selling Point- Everyone is different. We’ve all heard this before. And everyone needs to leverage what they’re uniquely offering to gain the attention of a potential employer. Get clear about what you have to offer that can create a positive impact for the company you are looking to work for. List all of the specific values and innumerable assets that an employer would be a fool to miss out on. It is up to you to make your value easily identifiable and crystal clear to those searching for what you have can find you.

Cultivating A Marketing Plan- Landing a job requires a steady push toward the goal and your first step is letting people know you are available. When it comes to advertising yourself, remember it pays to get creative. Don’t fall into the same networking scenes and search engine rut that everyone else is in. Instead be willing to temp as a way of getting in the door or scan through your alumni records to see who is looking for someone who does what you do. Tell each and every friend the sort of work you are looking for, thereby expanding your reach by taping into their network.

Whatever you do, the last thing should be waiting for an employer to come knocking on your door. Get busy putting yourself in front of as many faces as you can in order to float to the top of the job searching pool.

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