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Anyone have advice on how to get better at selling yourself? I've had quite a few interviews/job leads since losing my job in June, but I think I'm struggling to present myself as impressive. I'm slowly realizing my biggest weakness in this industry appears to be that I'm bad at PR-ing myself.

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Imagine you’re a mediocre white man. Go nuts with taking credit for others work and over-selling your skills just like they do. Imagine you already have the role you want and present yourself accordingly.

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@account director 1: you should def still interview for that agency job! Let them know your 2-month notice situation when you’re negotiating a start date (not tooooo early in the process), but it can easily take two months between interviewing and starting.

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Summarize your background based on the structure below to kick off the conversation if you are asked to give an overview of your background - time spent in the industry - main coverage : global, regional, local, verticals - summarize your experience around 2 main expertises with key examples (product expertise, data expertise, client management ... for example) - summarize the value & expertise you could bring in your job Happy to help you more offline if you want.

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This is very helpful. I think since I've done a lot of stuff I'm bad at focusing on the things I'm best at!

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I haven’t read much of it yet but I bought the book Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman after hearing her on a podcast. She was great and talked about how to confidently share your accomplishments in a professional way. Keep your head up! Hoping the best for you.

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Thought about buying this audio book, now I def will

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Also happy to help offline (I’m a recruiter) s.towers@bolywelch.com

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