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Tell Me About Yourself by Katharine Hansen

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CHAPTER 2

HOW TO DEVELOPCAREER-PROPELLING STORIES

After building the Quintessential “You” stories you saw in chapter 1, you need to know how to develop stories about skills, abilities, expertise, personal traits and characteristics, values, and accomplishments. But how do you develop the stories, how do you know which of these qualities to develop stories about, and how do you know how to frame your stories?

This chapter suggests formulas for career-propelling stories and shows how you might use them in specific job search communications (resumes, cover letters, and interview responses). It guides you in determining which skills to showcase in your stories and provides suggestions for framing your stories. The end of the chapter focuses on developing ...

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