I’m in charge of all sales hiring at the company I work for. I review applications, review submitted video answers to questionnaires, and interview the applicants.
Here’s the one thing that almost instantly disqualifies an applicant I’m reviewing: Lack of confidence.
If you sound unsure of yourself while telling me why I should hire you, I’m not going to believe you. If you sound unsure of yourself while talking to a client and telling them why they should use MailLift, they’re not going to buy from you.
You have to convince the hell out of people. Tell them exactly why you’re extraordinary and don’t break eye contact while doing so. Tell them exactly what they’ll gain by hiring you and why they’d be an idiot not to. If you’re not a confident person, get good at acting.
Fake it ’til you make it. I’m serious.