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STORYTELLING FOR JOB SEARCH

Effective Communication for Job Seekers

Learning how to tell your career story or "elevator pitch" makes all the difference in a highly competitive job market. Whether you are a recent college graduate, early-to-mid career professional, or executive, developing storytelling skills can enhance your verbal and non-verbal communication.

There are 3 core stages in the job search where leadership storytelling helps candidates stand out from the rest.

Interview
Analysts

Job Applications

This is the first opportunity to make a meanginful impression on the hiring team. Stand 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 bring additional value.

  • Cover letter

  • Resume / CV

Job Interview

Interviews

Once you grab the hiring team's attention, the interview is the next best opportunity 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 these dots, the more the hiring team will believe that you are a good fit for the role.

  • Your elevator pitch

  • Company values

  • Behavioral questions

Negotiation tips for job search

Negotiations

 

This is the closing act of the job search process. By developing effective storytelling skills, 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. This connection is key.​

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Leadership storytelling can be a powerful superpower to help you get hired in a competitive job market. Get in touch to start a rewarding career journey.

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