The purpose of telling stories is to get you to talk about your most memorable accomplishments, biggest challenges, the ways you deal with conflict, and how you recover from a stumble.
If you answer every question in an interview with a story, it shows that you have demonstrated your expertise in a real world setting.
Over time, you will want to build up a library of stories that, at a moments notice, you can pull off the shelf and share.
The stories in your library should be constructed to have three sections:
- Clearly state the problem
- Describe how you solved the problem
- Describe the outcome
What stories should you have at your disposal?
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Source: Marc Miller (www.jobs.aol.com)