Future employers are always on the lookout for skilled young people who are not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone. These are the ones who are remembered for their passion, charisma, and confidence.
The trick is to ensure you and an employer are compatible. But with the main focus of recruiters to fill a position, how can applicants leave a mark and move from passive to memorable and potentially hired?
Knowing the Difference Between Indispensable and Irreplaceable
There’s something interesting about presenting oneself confidently. Being confident enough to hand over to others and teach them, no matter what position you’re handling means making yourself indispensable.
It’s much more of a characteristic – a mindset wrapped with skills and attributes – rather than the details and functions in a role; however, being irreplaceable is more about being locked into a role and not willing to share your skills and knowledge with anyone else.
To go straight to the point, if someone can’t be replaced, they can’t be promoted; which is why future employers are immediately attracted to confident applicants, who regardless of their professional experience or background, seek to be indispensable. They build a team that can sail a ship without them!
Attracting Future Employers With the Art of Storytelling
This has nothing to do with talking relentlessly about the resume or trying to divert the attention of recruiters with fancy words. This is about opening up within a couple of minutes and sharing the journey that leads applicants to this moment. It’s about having the right posture, tone of voice, and sequence of ideas that serve a purpose and lead towards the ultimate goal: getting hired or recruited for an internship.
In fact, storytelling has become essential for the majority of social media platforms. Why? Because, audiences are more fascinated by experiences and stories they can relate to, which ultimately convinces them to opt for a certain brand. And the same applies for recruiters: they want to understand the motivations behind the journey of each applicant, and how their personality and set of skills fit into the values of their company.
Focusing on the End Goal: Getting an Internship
Nothing is more impressive that applicants who know what they want. They have the end goal in mind and they’re not afraid of going for it, and that’s how they leave a mark. By targeting specific enterprises, they’re showing that they know what they’re talking about and can easily convey all the necessary arguments to convince recruiters that they’re right for the job.
For the second year running, EMLV business school hosted the I Pitch & Meet event: a chance for 70 of its international students (MBA, MSC, MASTER) to meet around 30 French and multinational companies and pitch themselves for a chance to lock an internship and perhaps even a job.
The self-pitching exercise will allow employers to not only give feedback to students but also hunt for potential talents to recruit in the company they’re representing.
“We are helping students, we are listening to them, and giving them some feedback. But also, we need some people in our team.” Patricia Mejias Salas – International Sales, SODECO PRESTIGE
Being memorable might be tricky but totally worth the effort, rehearsing the pitch in front of the mirror, and learning of other students’ experiences.
Check out the first edition of the I-pitch & meet event hosted by EMLV business school in Paris, and unlock the tips and tricks for a great personal pitch!