How to brag in an interview without sounding conceited

We’ve all been interviewed and we know the drill: You want to be the candidate of choice. That means presenting your very best self.

Job interviews are high-stakes moments that can determine the course of your career—and your life.  So think carefully when you bring out those superlatives to describe your accomplishments.  You have to know how to brag—and how not to.

Showing confidence is important, but you want to do so without sounding conceited. Every firm wants to hire confident people, but no firm wants a know-it-all.

You’ll want to walk a fine line when you brag about yourself. Here’s how:


Before your interview, get your biggest boasts down on paper. Don’t be shy at this stage. Start off with all the ammunition you’ve got.


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