How to Figure Out What Exactly Makes You a Valuable Hire

By Kat Boogaard on The Muse

Emphasize what you bring to the table for employers.

It’s job search advice you’ve heard over and over again. But, here’s the thing: Identifying your own skills and special qualities isn’t always that easy.

Sure, your previous jobs and passions can help point you in the right direction. However, when it comes to zoning in on those things that will make a hiring manager lift your resume into the air Lion King-style and proclaim, “This candidate. This is the one,” to the entire office? Well, that’s not all that simple.

This is why it’s important to figure out your personal value proposition—or, to put it another way, what specific value you bring for potential employers.

“Your personal value proposition should be at the heart of your career strategy,” explains Ellen Fondiler, award-winning career coach and Master Coach for The Muse, “A good personal value proposition sets you apart from the competition and underscores your worth to a company.”

Impressive stuff, right? But, how exactly do you pull one together for yourself? I’m going to walk you through it right now…



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