Storytelling Your Way to a Job

In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, Peter Guber discusses the art of storytelling. Storytelling is an essential tool in thinking about the interview preparation process.

Gruber defines purposeful storytelling as “a story you tell with a specific purpose in mind. So when you tell a joke, you want make someone laugh, or if you tell a story about someone who had a hear attack it may be because you want the listener to exercise.”

The job interview is no different. Your intention is to convince the interviewer that you are an excellent fit for the position and someone others will enjoy working with. Begin with this goal in mind and this will shape the strategy of every story you provide for your interview responses. Above all else remember “the goal of your story must be to show what is in it for the listeners” (or in this case the company rep).

Happy story telling!


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