How to Communicate Your Value

December 19, 2014 | Career Advice

Every employee can’t contribute the same thing to an organization ─ and that’s okay. Each person has different strengths, skills and attributes to offer, which when combined together, keep the company running smoothly.

When interviewing for a job, it’s important to determine what you have to offer the company prior to the meeting, so you can communicate this to the hiring manager. For example, a millennial web developer may be incredibly tech savvy, while a seasoned sales professional might have a knack for closing deals with even the toughest clients.

Properly communicating your value allows you to show the interviewer the tremendous impact you could make on the organization if hired. Always focus on the benefits you can bring to the company, rather than why you need the job.

3 Tips to Communicate Your Value

Preparing for an upcoming job interview? Prove your value to the company by using the following three techniques:

  1. Show Enthusiasm for the Company: The most valuable employees are passionate about the organization. They truly believe in the company’s mission and are excited to share it with as many customers as possible. Make it clear that you’re this kind of employee by conducting research prior to the interview, so you know all about the company history, products and services, competitors and values. Use this information to explain why you truly want to work there.
  2. Explain What You Can Do for the Organization: Come to the interview prepared to discuss the value you can bring to the organization. Highlight your main strengths and explain how you can use them to make a positive impact on the company. Showcasing your ability to make meaningful contributions from the start is a great way to make a lasting impression on the hiring manager.
  3. Highlight Past Contributions: Use examples of positive contributions you’ve made at previous jobs to demonstrate your history of making a difference. Accomplishments such as helping a company increase revenue, win awards, significantly grow their customer list and raise brand-name recognition are all great achievements to share.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, contact the expert recruiters at Talent Bridge. We’re committed to helping you find a position that fits your short- and long-term goals.