How To Sell Yourself If You Hate Selling

Gail Belsky, job search tips
Gail Belsky, job search tips

It's one thing to sell yourself on paper, and another to do it in person. As a freelance journalist, I interview people all the time. But that doesn't make it any easier to be an interviewee -- particularly when a job is at stake.

The last interview I had before starting down the career reinvention path was a disaster. The HR person kicked it off with: "How much money are you looking to make?" I hadn't even settled into my chair. She criticized my resume for being two lines too long, and then said, "I've assume you've done your homework to find out what this job is about."