How to start a self-promotion comment

One of the most common concerns Australians have about job interviews is their reluctance to engage in self-promotion. Just being able to tell a panel what their strengths are and why they would be a valuable employee seems beyond most people.

Often it can be simply a matter of having ways to start providing this information. To help with this, here are 12 opening sentences.

  1. Reasons why I am a strong candidate for this position are …
  2. I consider myself to be a strong candidate for this position because …
  3. My strengths for this position are …
  4. What I bring to this position are a range of skills, knowledge and experience. They include …
  5. I can offer a range of skills, knowledge and experience that are relevant to this position. The key ones are …
  6. I see myself making a difference in this role by …
  7. I would like to contribute to this organisation by …
  8. I am keen to work with this organisation because …
  9. I can make a valuable contribution to your organisation by using my skills in …
  10. To sum up, my main strengths are …
  11. I’d like to sum up by highlighting …
  12. In addition to what we have covered I’d like to add …
Dr Ann Villiers, career coach, writer and author, is Australia’s only Mental Nutritionist® specialising in mind and language practices that help people build flexible thinking, confident speaking and quality connections with people.