Master Storytelling for Job Interviews

Stories are powerful! Why is that? Each of our stories is unique and relatable. As Patti Digh stated, “The shortest distance between two people is a story.” Alyce shared with us Articulated Intelligence’s formula for telling the best stories in your job interviews.


It can be helpful to think of storytelling as an enrichment tool for an interview, or even any interaction. Alyce’s Interviewing Best Practice #1 is to take the time to find the most relevant story. Remember that the first story you think of may not always be the best story for the situation. Use this quick game to generate ideas:


What is your trigger word? It can be job, boss, manager, team, etc. For your trigger word, choose one word for each: First, Best, Last, Worst.


Best practice #2 is to incorporate “sticky” elements when telling your story. Here are a few examples:

  • Change over time

  • Real time

  • Location

  • Dialogue

  • Number

  • Evergreen dates

  • Color

  • Add meaning and message

Everyone has stories, and hiring leaders want to hear your true and authentic stories. Watch this video for an example shared during our session.

Ready to level up your storytelling skills? Learn more about Alyce and Articulated Intelligence at www.alyceblum.com and www.articulated-intelligence.com.


You can also sign up for the full Articulated Intelligence E-course at articulated-intelligence.com/storytelling-interviews.


 

Links from our Conversation


We don’t have a recording to share with you this week, but you can find previous recorded sessions on our YouTube channel, and links to all of our recaps on our website.


Chelle is leading a 7-week Positive Intelligence pod beginning on July 11th – there’s still room! If you’re interested, fill out this interest form. Not sure? Schedule 30 minutes with Chelle to find out if this program is right for you.


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What’s next



Battered Career Syndrome

6/13/2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm MDT


Are you frustrated with the nightmare that Corporate America has become for so many people? Have you become fed up with putting your career and life in someone else’s hands only to have the loyalty not reciprocated? Are you sick and tired of making a lot of money for other people? If so, you may be suffering from Battered Career Syndrome ©.


Takeaways:

  • Learn about options outside traditional Corporate America

  • Find out how you can be in business for yourself but not by yourself

  • Hear about ways to either leave Corporate America for good or develop an additional stream of income



 

Connect with our panelists


Chelle Johnson

CEO & Founder

Best You Career Advantage

Founder, Colorado Career Connectors

Chelle@TheBestYouAdvantage.com

https://www.bestyoucareeradvantage.com/

Connect with Chelle


Alyce Blum

Alyce Blum Coaching // Articulated Intelligence

www.articulated-intelligence.com // https://www.alyceblum.com/

alyce@articulated-intelligence.com // alyceblumcoaching@gmail.com

Connect with Alyce

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