Why Applicants Struggle to Sell Themselves (and How to Fix It)

Why Applicants Struggle to Sell Themselves (and How to Fix It)

I want to share some insights about a very common struggle I’ve noticed with the students I advise, specifically with regard to preparing bland or cliché written materials (e.g., CVs, personal statements). 

We've all been guilty of this at one point or another. So, why do we struggle to write about how great we are and how much value we've added in our applications?

Because we don't want to brag or sound "salesy." We want our work to speak for itself. Moreover, selling doesn’t come naturally to most of us.

The good news: You CAN sell yourself effectively AND authentically.

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Harnessing Psychology to Ace Medical School Interviews

Harnessing Psychology to Ace Medical School Interviews

Send the Right Messages to Your Interviewers to Make Them Love You and Ensure Admissions

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*Note: This article appears as a guest post on DoctorPremed and KevinMD. You can also read it as part of the FREE guide we use to help over 90% of our students get into med school—the first time: Get Into Medical School: 6 Practical Lessons to Stand Out and Earn Your White Coat.

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