A book for enhancing all aspects of your job-search through the power of stories and storytelling that demonstrate your strengths and fit with prospective employers.
by Quintessential Careers Associate Publisher and career expert Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., author of A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Resumes, Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, co-author of Dynamic Cover Letters, and author of numerous other career e-books and articles.
Publisher: Jist Works
What Others are Saying About Tell Me About Yourself:
Imagine transforming the fire drills of reading job descriptions, tweaking resumes, writing cover letters, and interviewing? What if you could sparkle in Technicolor and speak from your deepest passions backed by real experiences. Professor Hansen demonstrates that with stories we can be our authentic selves while propelling our careers. This book is chock full of realistic, workable strategies and brimming with examples. What are you waiting for — jumpstart your career today with all the gems waiting for you in this book.
— Terrence Gargiulo, author of several storytelling books, including Stories at Work: Using Stories to Improve Communication And Build Relationships
At last: a straightforward, easy-to-grasp, realistic, and helpful guide to the universal career and job-search question: Tell me about yourself. Katharine Hansen’s storytelling approach transforms what can be an interviewing stumbling block into a natual opportunity to share relevant experiences that help others to understand you, your passions, and your strengths. I recoomend this approach to job-seekers at every level, from grad to senior exeuctitve.
— Lousie Kursmark, President of Best Impression Career Services and co-author of Cover Letter Magic.
Tell Me About Yourself — Telling Stories That Will Get You Hired:
In addition to helping you shine during job interviews, good storytelling can enhance all aspects of your job search:
- Know just what to say to networking contacts.
- Catch the employer’s interest with a storytelling resume.
- Reveal your true personality in story-based cover letters
- Integrate stories into your career portfolio
- Distinguish yourself from the crowd by using stories to establish your career brand.
- Keep moving forward by telling career-advancing stores on the job.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Use Storytelling in Your Job Search?
PART 1: Career-Propelling Story Basics
Chapter 1: The Quintessential “You” Story
Chapter 2: How to Develop Career-Propelling Stories
PART 2: Using Storytelling in Your Job Search
Chapter 3: Using Stories to Network With People
Chapter 4: Telling Stories on Your Resume
Chapter 5: Cover Letter That Tell a Story
Chapter 6: Portfolios That Tell a Story
Chapter 7: Interviews That Tell a Story
Chapter 8: Telling Stories to Communicate Your Personal Brand
PART 3: Continuous Career Storytelling
Chapter 9: Propel Your Career Through On-the-Job Storytelling
Epilogue: Let Your Career Story Unfold
Appendix: Storytelling Resources
- Career Storytelling Tools section of Quintessential Careers.
- Surefire Cover-Letter Technique: Incorporating Stories, an excerpt from this book.
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