Who said you can’t double your salary in one career move? If you don’t believe you can then who will believe you’re worth it?
Once you have packaged yourself up into a killer CV you should feel immediately more confident. A salesman appreciates good marketing material after all. Working on your confidence is a key step towards making that career jump plausible.
If you feel confident then the person you’re speaking will be instilled with the same confidence. Aim high, if you have the skills then why aren’t you worth double? If you can ooze and win confidence then you’ve near enough won the game.
Career coaching in London gives me the unique opportunity to work with the best of the best. Yes, even the best managers, directors, executives and entrepreneurs need support, guidance and a kick up the behind now and again.
In all my years of coaching I’ve noticed a pattern amongst these great professionals. As intelligent, talented, creative or driven they may be, as good as they are at selling products and services for other people, when it came to selling themselves; they were all under-selling.
Why are we scared of promoting our skills and assets, why play things down when you’re capable of greatness. One of the best ways to sell yourself in the job market is to view yourself as as a product. What’s the package?
Stuck at career junction
It’s important to remember that your CV is your marketing material. It needs to convey all the benefits an employer will gain by hiring you.
Don’t just list all the tasks you did in your previous roles…. So what if you did this or did that? Who cares? A recruiter/employer wants to see what the problem was, what you did to solve it and the result.
The bullet points on your CV should be your list of achievements, each one should be a quick sentence explaining; the problem, solution and result. Simple. The result can be qualitative or quantitative.