STOP telling complex stories during interviews!
“Tell me about a time when…” is not an invitation to tell a complicated story no matter how great it makes you look. Why? Because trying to follow along is only going to frustrate the interviewer.
Instead, keep your examples succinct and avoid:
– Sharing stories that have too many characters in them
– Using people’s names in the explanation. If the story can’t be told without names, it’s too complex for the interview.
– Disclosing confidential information. It’s not only unethical but also makes the interviewer question your integrity.
Remember, two-minute answers are key to great interviews. You can always offer to elaborate further if they would like to hear more.