Hint: Shifting the meeting to a job interview even though it wasn't scheduled that way. We advise that you try to be subtle.
Hint: Learning how to sound like a consultant if you've only trained to do an interview. Find out from friends or people you know working in the big audit firms in taxation departments, they know how to sell ideas.
Hint: Getting the right friends.
Hint: Having good ideas.
It's very hard to sell something you don't believe in. So you are going to have a hard time getting a job that's a little bit beyond you if you don't really believe that you're good at what you are saying you're good at. Also, though, it's very hard to sell something you have blind faith in. Think about the evangelists that knock on your front door. Their arguments are not persuasive because they "just believe" they are right. If you "just believe" you can do it, you won't be able to cut a deal. So in order to land a job that's beyond your experience, you need to tread that fine line between having a strong belief in your strengths and not going off the deep end to the point where you sound delusional.
Hint: Seeing your true self and believing in the person you see. This is actually the tough part of all of life.