The first thing to do is understand what the meaning of the word arrogant is and work from there.

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i'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, a coach who helps people professionally
in a number of different ways. And the question for today is "how do you
market yourself in an interview without sounding arrogant
The key word, of course, is arrogant. So i'm going to define what
arrogance is just to be clear. A quick Google search shows it as an
adjective meaning "having or revealing an
exaggerated sense of your own importance or abilities." So
number one is exaggerated. Number two is importance and abilities. So
how do you market yourself without demonstrating
arrogance? Don't exaggerate. Be accurate about what you did and how you went
about doing it be factual with it talk about the
situations you stepped into, what the objectives were that you had,
what action you took on the result that you got
in terms of money saved money earned percentage improvement
Some version of metric. Spend about a 1:15 answering the questions
focused on those objectives you're not arrogant you're
"justifiably arrogant at that point because what
you're doing is demonstrating your ability
actually it's not justifiable arrogance it's accurate
and the issue often for people is they're not able to back up their play
They're not able to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities sufficiently
so that people believe them and thus what the exaggeration the arrogance
comes about because you lied.. That's really what it comes down to. I'm
Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful.. My website is
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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1 Response
  1. almost401

    Exactly you gotta stand out somehow because if you got the interview its understood you could do the job. Confidence on your abilities and backing it up with justifiable proof. You will be good to go!

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