Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling to Get Jobs and Propel by Katharine Hansen

By Katharine Hansen

Inform Me approximately your self exhibits you ways to take advantage of the outstanding strength of storytelling to enhance your occupation, even if by way of relocating up on your present association or touchdown a role with a brand new enterprise. Echoing the main frequently asked activity interview query, inform Me approximately your self exhibits you ways to reply to the question-and all others- in a manner that coveys a real feel of who you're and what you are able to do for the association. Storytelling is additionally the main to excelling in different activity seek actions, corresponding to writing resumes and canopy letters, networking, developing portfolios, and constructing you own model. This ebook takes the reader in the course of the steps for executing each one of those the most important initiatives impressively and effectively. The ebook additionally makes a speciality of on-the-job storytelling that allows you to capitalize on possibilities to boost all through your occupation.

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My previous boss had 12 bosses within the year. There’s a very quick and constant turnaround. People hone in on the skills needed for the department. You’re assigned to a project, and you have to learn everything there is to know about that specific area—and then another department will want that skill set. ” And that person ends up leaving. Or that person transfers into another department. Changing Technology Management completely changed the whole back source of our project. We had to redo all of our code and everything.

In a networking situation: “What advice do you have for me? ” The Expanded Elevator Story You can expand on your Elevator Story in networking situations in which you have more time to talk about yourself, such as when you are visiting the office of a prospective member of your network or having lunch with a contact. It’s also an effective response when you’re conducting an informational interview, and the interviewee turns the tables and starts asking questions about you. This longer version is typically one to three minutes long and contains more about your background, qualifications, and skills.

They wanted to know who they could market to. I would collaborate with them, asking questions like, “what’s the budget, how many pieces do you want to direct mail? Or do you want to call these people? ” I worked to ensure each group got all the demographics it wanted. I’d pull the requirements into the data. And I’ll be darned if the group didn’t change its mind and ask for a different demographic. Or something unpredictable like a hurricane would mean the group couldn’t mail to a certain region.

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