A simple rule for telling stories during an interview

July 28th 2022 in Interviewing, Job Search, Michelle

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.

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