Storytelling for Job Interviews

How to Use Stories, Nail an Interview and Land Your Dream Job

Storytelling for Job Interviews

Use stories to build trust, credibility and engage with your future employer - "fast" - to land your dream job. Do you go for lots of interviews but fail to get the job? Ever been told you don't have the 'right fit' for the organisation? Maybe you're new to the workforce, or returning after an extended break and struggling to make an impression? You have less than 60 minutes to stand out from all the other candidates in an interview. Don't waste time stating all the boring facts from your resume and failing to connect with your interviewer. With exercises and step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you how to tell stories about your personal and professional life to demonstrate your capabilities and values, and how valuable an asset you are to any team, organisation and your future employer - no matter what stage you're at in your career. "Storytelling for job interviews" will help you to: - unleash the power of stories - the number one skill in business today - distinguish yourself from the rest of the interview pack - land a job in three interviews or less (not more than 50) - perfect the four story types you need to nail a job interview - define, find, match, construct and prepare your own stories - practice storytelling techniques and skills - take on tricky questions like: 'What's your biggest weakness?' - use your stories in the first 90 days of your new role and beyond. Are you ready for the world of storytelling?

Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults

Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents are often an overlooked clinical population. Among school-based practitioners, there is a natural inclination to focus the delivery of mental health services, assessment measures, and intervention plans on younger children, and there is a strong research base to support these programs. On the other hand, the waiting rooms of most practitioners in private practice are filled with young and middle-age adults, couples, or families with young children. Because most therapists do not specialize in working with teens, who might make up only a small portion of their overall caseload, there is a need for high quality, easily implemented activities to help engage with adolescent clients. This book provides an overview of the principles of therapeutic storytelling, developmental issues of adolescents and young adulthood, and their strengths-based model, before moving into a series of chapters devoted to specific issues. Commonly encountered topics such as sexuality, parent & peer relationships, substance abuse, violence & gangs, bereavement, and cultural and religious issues are covered within the chapters. Includes a convenient companion website designed to facilitate ease of use for the busy professional or academic contains printable storytelling and activity worksheets, color photographs for phototherapy and guided imagery, and additional resources/website links.

Job Interviews For Dummies

Job Interviews For Dummies


Complete Guide to Job Interviews Workbook

Interview Workbook

Complete Guide to Job Interviews Workbook

A companion to Nurse.org's popular online career guide, "Complete Guide to Job Interviews." The workbook features exercises for self-assessment, employer and salary research, effective storytelling, checklists, and practice questions to uniquely equip you for success in a nursing job interview.

Storytelling for Grantseekers

A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising

Storytelling for Grantseekers

Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal

Tell Me about Yourself

Storytelling to Get Jobs and Propel Your Career

Tell Me about Yourself

With layoffs on the rise and the job market flooded with competition, individuals can no longer rely on traditional methods to yield career success. Now, more than ever, they must turn to strategies their competitors have not yet discovered. Such groundbreaking strategies are packed into Tell Me About Yourself. This innovative guidebook unveils how to use the incredible power of storytelling for career advancement. Echoing the most commonly asked job interview question, this book shows readers how to answer that question—and all others—in a way that conveys a true sense of who they are and what value they offer the employer.This book also introduces storytelling as the key to excelling in other job search activities, such as writing resumes and cover letters, networking, creating portfolios, and developing a personal brand. Readers learn how to execute these crucial steps impressively and successfully. Hansen also teaches readers how to use storytelling on the job to capitalize on opportunities to advance throughout their career.

Stories for Work

The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling

Stories for Work

Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business. Stories hold a unique place in our psyche, and the right story at the right time can be a game-changer in business; whether tragedy, triumph, tension or transition, a good story can captivate the listener and help you achieve your goals. In this book, author Gabrielle Dolan draws from a decade of training business leaders in storytelling to show you what works, why it works, when it works best and what never works. You'll learn how to create your own stories — authentically yours, crafted to attain your goal — and develop an instinct for sharing when the time is right. In-depth case studies feature real-world people in real-world businesses, showing how storytelling has changed the way they work, motivate and lead — providing clear examples of the power of this enormously effective skill. Storytelling gives you an edge. Whether you're after a promotion, a difficult client, a big sale or leading through transition, a great story can help you smooth the road and seal the deal. This book is your personal coach for masterful storytelling, with expert guidance and lessons learned from real-world business leaders. Learn why storytelling grabs attention and helps your message get through Master the four types of stories used in business settings Infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values Craft a selection of stories to pull out at pivotal business moments The oral tradition has ancient roots that unite all humans, and despite our myriad modern distractions, we still respond to a well-told story. Stories for Work helps you put this dynamic to work for you in any business scenario.

Interview Intervention

Communication That Gets You Hired: a Milewalk Business Book

Interview Intervention

If you are interviewing with a company, you are likely qualified for the job. Through the mere action of conducting the interview, the employer essentially implies this. So why is it difficult to secure the job you love? Because there are three reasons you actually get the job—none of which are your qualifications— and, unfortunately, you can only control one of them. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION creates awareness of these undetected reasons that pose difficulty for the job-seeker and permeate to the interviewer, handicapping the employer’s ability to secure the best talent. It teaches interview participants to use effective interpersonal communication techniques aimed at overcoming these obstacles. It guides job-seekers through the entire interview process to ensure they get hired. It teaches interviewers to extract the most relevant information to make sound hiring decisions. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION will become your indispensable guide to: ? Create self-awareness to ensure you understand the job you want before—not after—the fact. ? Conduct research to surface critical employer information. ? Share compelling stories that include the six key qualities that make them believable and memorable. ? Respond successfully to the fourteen most effective interview questions. ? Sell yourself and gather intelligence through effective question asking. ? Close the interview to ensure the interviewer wants to hire you.

Great Answers, Great Questions For Your Job Interview, 2nd Edition

Great Answers, Great Questions For Your Job Interview, 2nd Edition

The classic guide to acing any interview—updated with critical skills for networking, video interviewing, and researching companies Great Answers, Great Questions For Your Job Interview prepares you to answer the trickiest questions and make yourself stand out from the competition. From pre-interview research to follow-up calls, the authors walk you through every step of the process and provide powerful advice on customizing your resume for any position. Includes worksheets and exercises that help you practice your responses to interview questions NEW: How to land an interview through smart networking, researching a company before the interview, and following up afterwards on LinkedIn and other social media sites NEW: Preparing for a video interview on Skype NEW: Tips on salary negotiation NEW: Techniques for creating a “culture match” with a potential employer NEW: Essential information on role playing Jay A. Block is the cofounder of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). He developed a groundbreaking career management and empowerment program for the Workforce Development System nationwide, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other leading career and employment-related organizations. Michael Betrus is a sales director by trade, having conducted hundreds of interviews and hires, and a career seminar leader for students on campuses nationwide.