Applying for Jobs: It’s not what you say…

Applying for JobsIT’S HOW YOU SAY IT!


The content of your reply is important, but your body language: facial expression, tone of voice, gestures, eye contact and dress and grooming can all say much more about you. This is so important, particularly when you’re applying for jobs. Even before you’ve opened your mouth, the other party has begun to form true or false opinions about you.

Whether it’s a new job, a university placement, a bank loan, or you’re trying to win someone’s heart, your appearance and HOW you communicate can make or break your campaign.

In many situations, visual information can far outweigh auditory information.

First rule: Present well


Confidence is everything. Confidence is contagious. If you’re confident in yourself, others will put confidence in you.

But how can you be confident when you know others have more to offer? Modesty is nice but this type of thinking will prevent you from realizing your dreams. Lose this thought and focus on your positive attributes.

Second rule: Have and express confidence in yourself


Everyone has their own unique gift or gifts which can inspire trust and lead to employment; and you have yours. You need to take a full inventory and assessment of what you can bring and how it can be used to get you where you want to go.

Although it’s hard to see your own potential, a professional career adviser or resume service will help you to identify your great qualities and communicate them in terms employers want to hear. They will also coach you in how best to sell yourself in an interview situation. This will go a long way to building your confidence.

Third rule: Know and appreciate your value


Once you understand your own personal value and what you bring, your confidence will improve and you’ll find it easier to sell yourself. Be bold, don’t be shy or modest about your abilities. You have to be your own salesman. If you can sell yourself, you can sell the employer’s products!

Best Resumes identifies and fully evaluates their clients skills and attributes relevant to the job/s they are seeking. This strategy builds their clients’ confidence and provides them with a distinct advantage over their competitors. The service is included with all resume/CV orders offered at very affordable rates. (


When it comes to applying for jobs, give some thought to how you say it, which can be more important than what say!

The four steps to success when applying for jobs or any other situation where you need to win support are:

  1. Present well
  2. Be confident
  3. Know and appreciate your value
  4. SELL yourself