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14 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Transition/Outplacement, Interviewing Skills, Job Search
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The Power of Storytelling In the Job Interview

Posted January 14th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

Stop! If you want to land the job of your dreams, you must step up, change the way you interview, and become a good storyteller.

A job interview is more than you answering questions.  It is an opportunity for you to use stories to frame who you are, your experience, and your record of accomplishment.

Former President Ronald Reagan once told his Sec of State George Schultz to use a story in an important foreign policy speech.

“That’s the most important point,” President Reagan explained. Adding a relevant story will “engage your audience.  That way, you’ll appeal not only to their minds but to their emotions.” 

A story builds an emotional bond, and emotional bonds build trust.

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