Many people are uncomfortable discussing their accomplishments in a job interview but hiding this information or being reluctant to talk about it is a huge mistake.
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How Do I Talk About My Achievements in a Job Interview?

Many people are uncomfortable discussing their accomplishments in a job interview but hiding this information or being reluctant to talk about it is a huge mistake.

Many times I hear that people are uncomfortable talking about their accomplishments in a job interview because they feel like they're bragging. But what you want to consider is if you don't discuss it, then how can you expect an employer to know about them? Your accomplishments can't speak for themselves if you don't say them. You're simply talking about what you've done, and letting the employer decide if that example is relevant to their needs.

Preparing what you're going to talk about on an interviewer in advance empowers you to succeed instead of feeling like a sitting duck wondering what they could possibly ask.

Achievements are a place for you to brag about things you have done exceptionally well. Perhaps you joined Toastmasters and over the course of 3 years, and many speeches, achieved an advanced ranking. Maybe you took a year off to ride your bike across the country. It can be the fact that you managed to save enough money to buy a house before you reached the age of 30. Or you can even discuss your pride from quitting smoking, or finally figuring out a home filing system that works for your family.

The goal here is to provide an employer with an idea of what you value; what goals you set for yourself that you have been able to achieve. What things in life are important to you, and how did you plan to achieve them?

When developing your sound bite you should structure it to start talking about your goal, and then the specific steps you took to achieve it. You can also add any obstacles you overcame along the way. The employer will see your pride, and get a feeling of who you are as a person and your work ethic.

© Red Inc. Melanie Szlucha

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