I Can't Sell Myself, Will I Be Unemployed Forever?

Dear Experts, I've read all sorts of things about personal branding and the need to 'sell' myself, but the reality is I'm terrible at it. I lack self-confidence and being unemployed for 2 months now has crushed me. How do I convince someone I'm a good hire when I'M not convinced? I struggle to write anything good in cover letters because I don't know what to say without sounding A) fake or B) full-of-myself. I don't go to networking events because I'm terrible at talking with strangers. What can I do? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:Q#307 Force yourself into uncomfortable situations. Dealing with these situations is often the only way to get better at them. (@gradversity) Q#307 You are talented & wonderful. You just need to understand how that is true. Trust me it is. Get help from a coach! (@louise_fletcher) Q#307 Everyone's good at SOMETHING. And talking about that thing isn't selling, it's chatting. You can do it! (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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PowerPoint – the “stirrups” of presentations

Some people say that stirrups took the skill out of horse riding. Stirrups made it too easy for riders to stay on their horses.

PowerPoint is thought to have done the same for presentations. By organizing your ideas, thoughts, and information in a series of slides, meetings start to look the same.

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