and De-Emphasize Your Weaknesses
Everyone has different weaknesses. It's your job before interviews to
identify your weaknesses and determine how you will de-emphasize them
and turn them into positives. Sherry was in my accounting and career
classes at a business college but had never worked in an accounting or
bookkeeping position. This is typical of the conversations that didn't
go anywhere when Sherry applied for jobs:
me about your bookkeeping experience."
I haven't worked in this field yet. But have completed an
Accounting Certificate Program."
nice. Why don't you send us your resume and we'll keep
it on file."
Working with Sherry to create her resume, I found
out that she had handled up to $66,000 per month in cash and receipts
for her sales department. Since Sherry's job title had been Sales
Associate, she had discounted anything in that job as useful to landing
a bookkeeping position. That's why she hadn't mentioned it when talking
with employers. But, as you can see it definitely relates and when
combined with her Accounting Certificate gives Sherry qualifications
that hook an employer's interest.
me about your bookkeeping experience."
while I was with JC Penneys I processed over $66,000
per month in cash and receipts for my department. In
addition, I have an Accounting Certificate from
sounds like you have just the type of experience we
are looking for. When can you come in?"
Going From 0% to 100%
After practicing her new answer above, Sherry came in the next day with
a huge grin on her face. That morning she had called regarding three
different positions and each time was asked, "Tell me about
your bookkeeping experience." Using the response above, she
said her mouth fell open when all three employers asked her to come in
for an interview. This is an excellent example of how powerful it is to
learn more about yourself and your skills. Knowing each of your skills
fully and how to describe them so that they match what employers want
results in landing more second interviews, better job and salary
How Mark Also Went From 0% to
a 100% Interview and Success Rate!
Mark contacted me to assist
him with his resume and used my interviewing booklet. His testimonial
shows that he was having the same type of problem in conveying his
skills as Sherry had experienced.
| Hi Regina, I know you probably
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| Regina's interviewing booklet
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