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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)

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