How to talk yourself up
I hear the following phrases all the time:
I'm just not good at speaking about myself.
It's a family thing, none of us are good at it.
I don't want to come across like I'm boasting.
Dear lord. Whether it's an interview or you are having a conversation, if you can't talk yourself up there is an issue in the self-love department. I'm serious. If you can't say that you are good at something you are doing yourself a disservice.
You are great. You have qualities that make you unique. You have had experiences that have developed good, great, and excellent skills! Don't be afraid to say that you are good at something when you can back it up with evidence.
I have excellent customer service skills from X years working as a retail assistant and dealing with customers on a daily basis.
I have strong leadership skills through heading up X project for X company and receiving praise from higher management.
I have meticulous attention to detail through my role as a Cleaner for X company during the Global Pandemic.
I have a thirst for knowledge as shown by the X number of courses I have completed in my spare time.
You have skills and qualities that make you, you. Sometimes we don't realise how special we truly are. Not everyone has fantastic customer care skills, not everyone feels comfortable answering phones or emails, not everyone has IT skills to rival the FBI when snooping the socials BUT maybe you do!
Don't sell yourself short or believe the lies that you just aren't good at it, it's a family or community thing, or that you are boasting. If you aren't willing to talk yourself up - nobody else will. It can be the difference between getting the job or not. Ask yourself "How bad do you want it?" because if you want it, you'll talk yourself up boo. I believe in you!