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How to Make Your Previous, Boring Job Sound Appealing

August 21st, 2017

Talking about what excites you is simple. A passion swells up within you and you’re selling someone on your experiences without really trying. When interviewing for a new job, the hiring manager wants to see this kind of enthusiasm – but what do you if your old job was boring?


Find What You Loved About Your Job.

According to a recent Business Insider article, two of the best ways to sell your old job is by thinking about your favorite tasks and your co-workers. This gives you the opportunity to share authentically about your fondness for your colleagues and the work you enjoyed, allowing your potential employer to see you’re a team player and identify where your passion lies. If it’s the right fit overall, they may provide more opportunities for you to pursue the activities you enjoyed in your old job.


Don’t forget your body language.

When you’re bored explaining your job to someone else, you can see their body language change to reflect your tone. In the same Business Insider article, writer Jacquelyn Smith explains even just a smile can show you’re not boring. By pulling them in, your smile can sell your experience and let them picture you as the enthusiastic person they need on their team.


Let an employment agency be your guide.

While staffing services are great for helping employers find temporary employees, they can also help job seekers like you find the right fit and guide you through the process. Staffing experts can make sure you’re identifying the right experiences to sell your skills and show that you have what it takes to succeed in the position.


Staffing Resources is here to help!

Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time, long-term to temporary hire, and everything in between, Staffing Resources is your Atlanta-based solution for success. We care about our staffing candidates, and to us, you’re never just a name in our system. Our small team is here to get to know you well so we can find the perfect career fit and coach you through the process. Learn more about how Staffing Resources can find you the best companies to work for in Atlanta!

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