Creating a self-inventory and doing some basic preparation can make a big difference in the way you view yourself and as a result how others see you.

1. Focus on your “transferable skills.”

When you change careers the focus will be on your “transferable” or “portable” skills. These are skills you have used at any and every job or situation you have been in, including volunteer work and school.

2. Find your uniqueness.

One of the things that the interviewer is looking for is “someone to fit in” – who is likeable with the ability to work well with other team members. What personality traits make you unique?

3. Believe in yourself.

When you believe in yourself and the fact that you have something of value to offer it will be easier to show confidence and to convince the employer that you can do the job.

Any sales person will tell you that when you believe in your product it is far easier to sell and influence someone to buy. It is your job to listen to what the interviewer is looking for and then to sell yourself as the solution to the problem.

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