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How to explain what you have done and what you can do

27 Sep 11:00 by Vanessa Dolan and Houman Bigloo

Vanessa Dolan Houmi Bigloo Creative Recruiters


Lunch with Vanessa and Houmi

In this lunch, Vanessa and Houmi talk about the different ways you can talk about what you have done and what you can do. 

  • Prepare your elevator pitch that should include who you are, what you can do and how you add value to a business, organisation or a team. It needs to be simple and clear.
  • Adapt your language depending on who you are communicating with.  For example, if you are speaking with a HR Manager or a client who does not specialise in your area of expertise, avoid using technical terms or acronyms.
  • Do not use vague words or phrases such as "stuff" or "I do everything".
  • Articulate the steps that you have been involved in and what your role has been.
  • When you are speaking with Directors, you want to explain to them how you can add value. 
  • You can speak technically when you come across people who are in your industry and you work with on a day to day basis. 
  • When speaking about the programs you know, explain your level of expertise (basic, intermediate, advanced).
  • When you talk about the projects you have done, make you cover the following three:
    • Problem: what was the problem that you were trying to solve.
    • Action: what were the actions you tool
    • Results: What were the results of your actions?
  • Make sure you maintain a good posture.