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Tell Me about Yourself Storytelling to Get Jobs and Propel Your Career

ISBN-10: 1593576706

ISBN-13: 9781593576707

Edition: 2009

Authors: Katharine Hansen

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

KATHARINE HANSEN, PHD, has authored some of the most widely used job-hunting resources on the market, including DYNAMIC COVER LETTERS (100,000 copies sold). She is an instructor of business communication and the creative director for Quintessential Careers, which receives one million unique website visitors monthly and has been awarded a Forbes.com Best of the Web award. She lives in DeLand, Florida.

Why Use Storytelling in Your Job Search?
How Stroytelling Can Help You Get a Job
About This Book
Career-Propelling Story Basics
The Quintessential "You" Story
Starting Places for Your "You" Story
Sample Quintessential "You" Stories
Summary
How to Develop Career-Propelling Stories
Formulas for Structuring Your Story
Identifying Characteristics to Highlight in Your Stories
Story-Framing Devices
Telling Stories About Handling Change
Drilling Down to Tell Stories About the Other Skills and Characteristics Employers Seek
KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) Statements
Summary
Using Storytelling in Your Job Search
Using Stories to Network with People
The Elevator Speech Becomes the Elevator Story
Enlisting Your Personal Advisory Board in Reviewing and Critiquing Your Job Search Stories
Story Formula Roundup from the Experts
Summary
Telling Stories on Your Resume
Guidelines for Creating a Story-Based Resume
Using a Professional Profile or Qualifications Summary Section to Tell the Story of Who You Are
Composing Accomplishments Bullet Points
Creating a Resume Addendum to Enhance Your Resume's Storytelling
Are Resumes Dying?
Sample Story-Based Resumes and Addenda
Summary
Cover Letters That Tell a Story
Types of Stories You Can Tell in a Cover Letter
Do's and Don'ts for Storytelling Cover Letters
Sample Story-Based Cover Letters
Summary
Portfolios That Tell a Story
The Portfolio Explained
Developing Stories Through Portfolio Preparation
A Web Portfolio Makes Your Story Accessible 24/7
Using Your Print Portfolio to Tell Your Story in Interviews
Linking Interview Questions to Portfolio Artifacts
Summary
Interviews That Tell a Story
Using Stories in Behavioral Interviews
Return to Alphabet Soup: Examples Using the Story Formulas
Not Just Stories, but Stories Well Told
Storytelling for Traditional Interview Questions
More Examples: Typical Questions and Storytelling Answers
Storytelling for Situational and Future-Oriented Interview Questions
Compose Your Stories in Writing Before the Interview
Summary
Telling Stories to Communicate Your Personal Brand
Writing Your Story-Supported Branding Statement
Examples of Story-Supported Branding Statements
Personal Branding, "Googlability," and Your Storied Online Presence
Summary
Continuous Career Storytelling
Propel Your Career Through On-The-Job Storytelling
Stories to Lead and Communicate Organizational Change
Promote Yourself Through Storytelling
Using Storytelling to Cope with the Stress of Change
Summary
Let Your Career Story Unfold
Storytelling Resources
Quintessential "You" Story Resources (Chapter 1)
Story-Development Resources (Chapter 2)
Networking Resources (Chapter 3)
Resume Story Resources (Chapter 4)
Cover Letter Resources (Chapter 5)
Portfolio Resources (Chapter 6)
Interviewing Story Resources (Chapter 7)
Personal Branding Resources (Chapter 8)
On-the-Job Storytelling Resources (Chapter 9)
Index