5 Storytelling Tips to Help You Ace Your Job Interview

March 24, 2019   Forbes

Often job interviewees focus on their credentials and competence. An interviewer spending a day interviewing candidates for a job might end up feeling she ,hadn’t had the chance to actually meet any of them. A story illustrating their character makes candidates memorable.

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Some tips about creating job interview stories:

  1. Don’t overshare – stick to personal information and avoid private details of your life.
  2. Don’t ramble – have an intriguing beginning,a riveting middle and a satisfying end.
  3. Don’t limit yourself to the role of “hero” – interesting stories can arise from your role as friend, mentor, sidekick, or witness to a discovery or a beautiful transformation.
  4. Don’t forget the takeaway so that the interviewer will remember you and the qualities displayed in your story.
  5. Don’t replay the narrative – don’t obsess over the interview after the fact.
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