Leadership Storytelling for Your Job Search
Impactful Storytelling for Job Candidates
Leadership storytelling applies to the job search process, whether you are a recent college graduate, early-to-mid career professional, or executive. There are 3 core settings in the job search where leadership storytelling helps differentiates certain candidates from the rest.
This is the first opportunity to make an impression on the hiring gteam. Standy out by clearly connecting your leadership stories to a company's core values. When applying for a role, ensure you catch the recruiter or hiring manager's attention by highlighting how your leadership qualities brought additional value.
Once you grab the hiring team's attention, the interview is the most opportune time to deliver a compelling story. Do your research ahead of time to ensure you know more details about the interviewers. Use that information to craft a story relating your leadership qualities to the specific job and hiring team. The more you connect those dots, the more the hiring team will accept that you are a good fit for the role.
This is the closing act of the job search process. Leadership storytelling is an effective tool to improve your effectiveness as a communicator - including verbal and non-verbal skills. As you develop this skill, you will be in a stronger position to negotiate benefits and packages with potential employers. It all comes back to describing how you will add value to solve any pain points that companies have.