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What to Say in Every Job Interview: How to Understand What Managers are Really Asking and Give the Answers that Land the Job by Carole Martin

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CHAPTER 7

Building Your Inventory: Preparing Your Stories

In Chapter 1, we covered how proper preparation prevents poor performance. This chapter will focus on preparing for your interview by writing out your stories and examples to prevent being caught off guard.

From a Client:

For me, writing out the stories was key. When I talk about myself, I don’t usually focus on I did this, or I did that because that’s not the interesting part of the story for me.

Forcing myself to write out the story in this format brought the things I did to the forefront. If I told the same story to a stranger, it wouldn’t be as interesting, or the person I was talking to would probably think I had a huge ego. But in an artificial situation like the job interview, using ...

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