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Creating Value and Employability

Creating value is the key to landing a job

Whenever a client or employer is thinking of engaging you they are placing a bet. You may have got your first job out of college purely on the basis of your hard-won degree and interview performance but thereafter you are a walking wager. Each of us carries a large invisible sign saying “Place your bets here – this guy has the potential to make or lose us a fortune!”.

So how do we make ourselves attractive in a competitive world? How do we tell everyone we’re the greatest thing since the SmartPhone but in a way that is subtle, understated and of course typically British (I wish I wasn’t!).

Well, we have two tasks. First we need to find a way to ‘radiate value’. We need to tastefully broadcast that we are a quality product, a fantastic bet and that any prospective client / employer would be negligent not to engage us. Some tips for how to ‘radiate value’:

  • Good, relevant academic qualifications (collect them like stamps)
  • Professional certifications (hoover them up)
  • Have an ‘iconic’ company on your CV (if possible)
  • Testimonials (use LinkedIn or similar)
  • Be knowledgeable and generous with your expertise
  • Be enthusiastic and creative (without being annoying)
  • Come over as ‘professional’ (develop a good ‘bedside manner’)
  • Engage in CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
  • Above all else, be visible in your marketplace

Second we need to be able to actually deliver value. This is more challenging (look at any politician). Here are some tips:

  • Understand value for your client / prospective employer
  • Work out how to increase it
  • Sell yourself as the best bet to deliver this value increase
  • Give them a ‘free trial’ – show them what you can do
  • Deliver results (and trumpet them tastefully)

If you can do all of the above you will rarely be out of work.

Creating Value

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