All job seekers
Join us to practice answering job interview questions with engaging and memorable personal stories so you can stand out and get hired!
About this event
It's time for you to have an awesome repertoire of professional and career related personal stories ready to answer all of the most common job interview questions such as:
- Tell me something about yourself.
- What is your greatest strength?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why should we hire you?
- What is your greatest accomplishment?
- What is the professional achievement you’re most proud of?
- What kind of working environment do you work best in?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Why did you change your career path?
- Why did you decide to leave your previous/current job?
- Why is there a gap in your work experience?
- How would your boss describe you?
- Are you a team player?
- Are you a risk-taker?
- How do you deal with pressure or stressful situation?
- Do you think there is a difference between hard work and smart work?
- How quickly do you adapt to new technology?
- Do you have any interests outside of work?
- Give an example of how you have handled a challenge in the workplace before.
- Give an example of when you performed well under pressure.
- Give an example of when you showed leadership qualities.
You want to answer the questions in a way that ensures you are heard, understood, and able to make a connection with the interviewer/hiring manager. You want to make a positive and memorable first impression.
You want to answer the questions in a clear, succinct, and engaging way by adding well-crafted personal stories. This will ensure you are viewed as personable, relatable, and likable but it will also highlight your interpersonal communication skills and self-awareness.
Join us in this supportive group coaching environment with others who are on the job market to rehearse and share your story-based answers. You will get professional coaching on how well you weaved stories into your answers and how well you ultimately answered the question(s). You will get feedback on your nonverbal communication, the impression you make, and how well you are communicating who you are and what you have to offer.
We'll help you build your confidence and get you excited for your next job interview!
What to Expect and Why You Should Join
Everyone will get asked 3-5 questions. You provide the questions you are prepared to answer. Your answers to the questions should be between 90 seconds to 3 minutes.
Everyone will receive feedback from the Coach.
Everyone will have the option to receive or not receive constructive feedback from the other attendees.
You will get to practice your active listening skills and listen to the answers of the other attendees. Be ready to provide constructive feedback.
You will practice your non-verbal communication and get feedback on it.
You will get to practice reading people as you provide your answers and as you listen to others.
The session will be recorded and the recording will be made available for 30 days.
After you sign-up, you will receive a PDF copy of How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller so you can learn the art of personal storytelling and get your story ready.
NOTE: We will email you the Zoom link before the event
Who This Is For
Job seekers preparing for upcoming interviews
College students preparing to enter the job market/applying for internships
Our Mission at First Time Storytelling
✅ Create the space, environment, and opportunities for people to be open and vulnerable with each other
✅ Empower people through the understanding of their own lives and experiences
✅ Assist people to learn to communicate who they are
✅ Give people an opportunity to be heard and understood
✅ Let people know their lives, experiences, and stories matter
✅ Teach people the power of personal storytelling and interpersonal communication skills
✅ Encourage people to be more open-minded and understanding
✅ Help people share, connect, and grow closer together
✅ Unite people around our common human experience
✅ Raise awareness that we have much more in common than what separates us
✅ Do battle against divisiveness, loneliness, and stagnation
Registration required? Yes
Full event details: Virtual Personal Storytelling Group Coaching for Interviews
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