If you are looking for a job, then it’s important to be able to describe the work you do. A common interview question is “can you tell me about your yourself” or “can you tell me about your work.” Both these questions ask the same thing.
How many people cannot properly describe the work they do, not only in writing but also orally? How do you expect to succeed in a job interview if you cannot succinctly describe the work you do?
A few tips to help you overcome this problem:
1. Have a clear idea of what you want to say, in your mind. You should know what you want to say. You may write down a brief description of 4-5 lines describing your credentials and work.
2. Picture your day-to-day work (or what you need to do to accomplish your job duties from start to finish). They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is true for visualization too. In your mind’s eye, picture your workday. Then make a list of the important tasks, such as meeting clients, giving sales presentations, or providing pre- and post- sale customer support.
3. Go over what you need to say. Practice makes perfect. You might memorize your “career elevator pitch” or go over it a number of times until the response comes easily to you.
4. Rehearse out loud. Rehearsing out loud, or in front of a mirror, can improve your presentation.
5. Practice with a friend. If possible, practice mock interviews so you can get used to the interview experience.
Use these tips to learn to talk enthusiastically about your job and you will increase the chances of acing the job interview.
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