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How can I differentiate myself from others who are applying for the same position as me?

How can I differentiate myself from others who are applying for the same position as me?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Oct 12, 2020

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W. Kaye

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W. Kaye
W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Oct 12, 2020

It is important you present yourself quite differently from the other job applicants. You should work toward it. Apart from this, even the interviewer might ask you what makes you different from others or what do you think you can offer that others cannot. Whenever you are asked this kind of question, or you want to prove such, just make sure you focus on your strength.

Therefore, create a strategy to present yourself in such a way that your strength is well revealed. Make sure you talk about what you have to offer concerning the role you are applying for in relation to the benefits it's going to bring to the company.

You can talk about the previous achievements you might have had that can be of help to the organization. One more thing that can distinguish you from others is to avoid comparison and talking others down. Just present yourself well, be precise, confident, and polite.

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S. Hughes

S. Hughes

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S. Hughes

Answered Sep 29, 2020

Applying for a job can be one of the most stressful and agonizing moments in life. The purpose to apply to the job is to obtain the job, but there are many others who will also be applying to the job. Knowing this, it is important to stand out and differentiate yourself from the others who also want the job.

One way to do so is to be clear about the skills you can bring to the company and the position that you are applying for. Be sure to clearly identify how you would be an asset to the company in your resume and cover letter.

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo

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Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Mar 20, 2018

When you are applying for a job, it is important for you to stand out above the other applicants. Some people stand out because they have a lot of experience in that industry, have direct experience working for that company or in that direct job or have a high level of education. However, there are ways to make yourself stand out apart from the other applicants even if you don’t have lots of experience or education. One way to do this is to determine what skills you could bring to the job.

Think about the outcome. What could you do that could bring about the best results? Other things that you could do could be to discuss your personality or character. If you have done some volunteer jobs, then maybe this might make you stand out.

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