Navigating the Current Landscape: Admin and Office Support Recruitment in Today’s Climate
27th November 2023
Is there a more dreaded interview question?
“Tell me about yourself”
I’ve seen countless candidates navigate the treacherous waters of job interviews, and this is one question that always keeps them on their toes 🙆♂️
It sets the tone for the whole interview, but where do you go with it? Do you dive into your career highlights, big-up your skills, or go with your volunteer work? 🌟
Well, here’s the reality. Like so much in life It’s not just about what you say, it’s how you say it! 😲
I recently tapped into the wisdom of Steve Rawling, the author of Storyteller Tactics, and he shared some pearls of wisdom 📚
Here’s the recipe for the perfect “Tell me about yourself” answer:
🌟 Highlight your strengths and unique selling points.
🌟 Stay humble, don’t brag.
🌟 Back up your points with solid evidence.
And now, for the secret sauce – storytelling! 📖
Steve suggests a few tactics to craft a memorable narrative:
🦸♂️ **Hero & Guide**: Paint yourself as the expert guide who swoops in to save the day. Showcase teamwork, problem-solving, and humility.
💭 **Thoughtful Failures**: Turn your mistakes into valuable lessons by focusing on thought processes, decisions, and growth.
🔍 **What’s it About?**: Explain what you’re all about by exploring angles like ‘initiating change’ and ‘personal benefit.’
🎓 **Trust Me, I’m an Expert**: Present yourself as an expert backed by trustworthy evidence, avoiding the bragging trap.
📢 **Pitch Perfect**: Craft a compelling story arc that positions you as an opportunity with great potential.
So, the next time you find yourself in the hot seat, remember these storytelling tactics. 🚀 They could be your ticket to acing that interview and landing your dream job! 🌠
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