As a recruiter or hiring manager, you are always looking for someone with great skills, experience, personality, and commitment. However, you are also looking for that “certain extra something” that makes this individual a compelling candidate. Something that sets him apart from the rest of the applicants for a job at your company. So, what is it? Whether you realize it or not, that special quality is their story.
Hey -- you will scan this post and be done in about a minute or less. But I included it here because it makes one very critical point that I have not seen made elsewhere:
The need to tie your career stories together into a unified theme. It's the 'uber story' of you that prospective employers also want to hear.
Want that job? Don't just share random stories of your experiences/talents/skills. Focus on the theme and help your interviewer understand the whole you :)
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it