Dan Durazo’s Job Search Blog

Finding that Next Job

Learn to Tell Your Story

I recently stumbled across this great list of top tips for job seekers.  If you’re looking for a job, I encourage you to give it a thorough read. 

Suggestion number two, “Learn to Tell Your Story Well,” is a summary of a conversation I had this very day with the recruiter who placed me in my current gig.  The upshot of the convo was this:  Many people who are well qualified for a particular position don’t get the job because they have not mastered “their story.” 

So what is your story?  The answer to that question may well vary between person and opportunity, but generally the “story” recruiters and hiring managers want to hear is what value you bring to the position.  It may be your unique experience, your skill at adapting to new environments and challenges, your approach to managing others or your raw talent in making money for your employer.  Whatever your value proposition, it’s important that you let that and other key reasons to hire you, shine.

So what’s your story?


December 9, 2009 - Posted by | Job Search

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