The phrase, “presenting your best self,” is tricky, because for some it makes them feel as if they are being asked to be “fake” or pretend to be something they are not. This is not the case! Showing someone your “best self” is nothing more than highlighting what makes you special and demonstrating the unique skills you have to offer. This is essential in interviewing for a new job and making a good first impression.
Make your Mark
So how do you present your best self? Here a list of quick tips and tools to help you make your mark:
Show how you work. Do you get to work on time? Do you have an eye for detail? Can you do several things at once? Are you organized? Addressing these abilities will shine a light on all you have to add to a workplace.
Show how you work with others. Are you a good listener? Can you communicate well? Are you a team player? How do you deal with conflict? Demonstrating how you will assist and encourage your co-worker is vital to proving your value.
Show your skills. Do you have the skills employers need? Problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity are in demand. Put your best foot forward by giving examples of how your experience in these areas could be put to work.
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