During a job interview, you become the fish while the HR manager takes on a role of fish buyer. Let the fishy business begins.
#1: “We want to sell ourselves, sell a good impression of ourselves.”
Imagine yourself as a little giftbox. What you are wearing becomes the nice gift wrap of the box. Your resume is that cute little card that goes along with the gift box. Ribbons, anyone? Let your fishy scales shine and glisten under the sunlight.
#2: “A sale takes place when the sales person and the potential customer share a common ‘future picture’ and the product or service offered matched that ‘future picture’.”
#3: “Selling is a brain-to-brain transfer of information.”
Selling involves the left and the right brain. Everyone knows that the left brain is engaged with analytical thinking and logic and the right brain, creativity and intuition. During job interviews, you need to know how to twitch both sides of your employer’s brain. To engage the left brain, you have to toss out every fact about yourself,e.g how many fish tournaments you’ve won and your qualifications in the underwater world. To engage the right brain, boast about resilient you are when you are on land,how you battle out with a competitor or when you met a predator with huge fangs.
During a job interview, if an employer asked,”There are so many fishes swimming out in the sea, why do I particularly have to choose you?” If I were you, I would say:”Because I’m the only goldfish who lives in the sea.”