Alternatives to Self-Promotion

One of the hardest parts about looking for a new job is the need to promote yourself – especially since people often feel they have to brag, when in most other social encounters we’re taught not to brag. The standard job search advice tells you that “you’ve got to sell yourself” and “you have to toot your own horn.” One job seeker spoke for a lot of us when she said, “What are you supposed to do when you don’t want to sound like you think you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread?” Here are three answers to that question. Wendy Gelberg Wendy Gelberg is the founder of Gentle Job Search/Advantage Resumes and author of The Successful Introvert: How to Enhance Your Job Search and Advance Your Career. She is a certified career coach and resume writer whose expertise is in helping people who are uncomfortable “tooting their own horn.” Wendy gives workshops, coaches individuals, and writes articles and blogs on all aspects of the job search process. Samples of her resumes and career advice appear in over 20 books. Wendy has owned her business for over 15 years. She has been an introvert her whole life. Contact Wendy at wendy@gentlejobsearch.com . Homepage Gallery Pager item text:  Self-Promotion Slide text:  If you're not comfortable with bragging, try some of these alternatives to self-promotion in your next interview. Image:  self-promo-headline.jpg

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Alternatives to Self-Promotion

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