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What do young professionals and car salesmen have in common? You’re probably thinking not too much. But, there are many skills that car salesmen use every day to seal a deal that young job seekers can learn from. Check out a few of them that you can apply in your search:
Dress for success. While you might be tempted to make fun of the salesmen in suits trying to offload used cars, you have to admit that those guys do look nice.
Consider the songs that laud the benefits of wearing a quality suit, like “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top or “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake. Start wearing crisp dress pants instead of worn khakis, and you’ll notice that you have more confidence and poise. Remember, dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
Do an attitude check. There’s no need to become an arrogant jerk, but start carrying yourself more confidently. People will notice when you feel good and are comfortable in your own shoes. Don’t go too far; if you’re too cocky, they’ll have a much harder time taking you and your ideas seriously.