As a job coach, the following quote comes to mind: “The best arguments in the world won’t change a single person’s mind. The only that that will do that is a good story.”  Richard Powers

Whether you are in a formal interview and get the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” or sitting down for a coffee chat, you must tell your story. Facts are bland, static, and not memorable.

We are emotional creatures. A story will help your listener to connect with you on an emotional level. People hire people they like (including a job coach!)

How do you tell your story? Advice from a job coach:

•    Find a recurring theme from your life (data analysis, building teams, do well when chips are down)
•    Apply the theme to your first job going through to your current one
•    Explain why this theme is needed at your next employer

Check out my story as a job coach below

Coming Attraction: June 15/16 new event “Get a job in ESG”, a 2-hour event where you will learn how to:
•    Earn $30k-$40k more than going it alone
•    Feel confident since you will have a strategic job search plan
•    Network your way into any company and leave the online application circus
More to come on that topic.