How To Get Hired:
Part 6 of a 10 Part Series
Inspired by the questions I often get from friends and acquaintances on how to get hired at their dream company, I’ve compiled my top 10 easy tips for this How To Get Hired blog series, where I’ll explore—in detail—one tip at a time.
With over 17 years of experience in hiring talent, I have unique and invaluable insight into the interview process.
Let’s ensure you’re prepared for your dream interview!
Tip 6: Know Your Unique Value Proposition.
In order to differentiate yourself from the other candidates that made it to the face-to-face inter-view round, you need to be able to articulate simply and specifically what it is that makes you unique, valuable and the obvious hire for this position.
If you don’t already know what your UVP is, you need to determine it.
First, map out your strengths and assets.
Once you have them listed, compare them to what the company is looking for. It is imperative that you find a way to align your talents with their needs in order to illustrate the fit.
If you don’t know how to find your unique value proposition—and many of us struggle with this—I suggest you do what I did: Reach out to other women that you work with (co-workers, employ-ees, people you trust that know you well) and ask them to give you two specific things that make you unique.
Second, allow your eyes to open to how unique you are.
Many times women do not see or realize how unique they are until someone else points it out. This is truly a positive and eye-opening exercise for you to begin to see how special you are.
Once you have a list of these qualities, add them to your Unique Value Proposition. Read it until it becomes second nature for you to list all of your positive qualities, and how they align with the position you’re seeking. This is your dream company; let’s get you hired!