When getting ready for your next job interview, be sure you prepare stories that supplement your answers to typical questions. By sharing stories, the interviewer will be more engaged in what you have to say. You’ll stand out in their mind as the candidate who truly is qualified for the position. Here are three ways you can prove your value by telling stories during your job interview.
Build Rapport with the Interviewer
Because listening to stories keeps the human brain more active, the interviewer is more likely to remember your stories than the facts you shared. For example, if asked “How do you handle stress?” you can quickly answer the question and transition into an example. Also, when telling your stories, ensure you give the main takeaway first, then provide context for how the story developed. Include the challenge you overcame, the actions you took and the lessons you learned from your results. In addition, ensure you share stories about topics not listed on your resume so you add new information to the conversation.
Highlight Your Skills and Experiences
For example, prepare stories about what your most recent positions were, what your career goals are and what value you can provide your next employer. Also, share how you helped previous employers make and save money and how you can do the same for your next employer. In addition, mention your previous roles in completing team projects to show how well you work individually and collaboratively. Furthermore, share stories about times you went the extra mile to help your company. You can also discuss how you remained loyal to an employer because you enjoyed the work.
Show You Are the Top Candidate
Because past experience is a strong indicator of future performance, demonstrating a track record of progressive results and increasing responsibility is attractive to employers. They want to see how clearly and concisely you articulate stories about your background and how seamlessly you’ll fit in with, and add value to ,your next company.
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