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Have you ever been to a party and all you could think about was how you wore the wrong dress or you had a stain on your shirt or you stumbled in the middle of your funny story, and everyone must be judging you? Chances are that's not what's happening at all. Most likely, they're thinking about how good their drink is or how they need to talk to so-and-so or that they need to stop at the store on the way home. The fact of the matter is: people tend to focus on themselves.

The same thing is true in a job search / hiring situation. This is why the job search is a sales process--because the employer doesn't care about whether or not you can pay your mortgage; they care about hitting their numbers this year. They care about what you can do to help them.

One of the smartest things you can do in any job search is to remember that the employer wants to know (above all else) what's in it for them. Keep that in mind when you write your resume, answer interview questions, and negotiate your salary.

Find more inspiration and powerful tips to get yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!