Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago
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Interviews and job fairs are a great time to share your traits with employers, but rather than say "I am a people person" OR " I am a hard worker," etc. include those details in a story and provide examples to WOW them!

Tips: • Prepare 3 or 5 stories in advance by mapping out exactly what you want to share and what you want the employer to know about you. • When you mention a trait back it up with a specific example and prove it. • Don't ramble, keep it short and to the point!

Let’s take a look at some examples:

1- How you overcame a challenge Every job certainly has things that challenge us, but by discussing how you faced and overcame them employers will recognize that you are the type of person who gets the job done. They will recognize that you know how to utilize resources to the best of your advantage. So, tell them about a time when something stood in your way and how you were able to overcome it.

2- A time you worked with a team Remember your elementary report card when you were graded on how you interacted with your classmates? Well, today employers are looking for that same quality, that you work well with others. They need to know that you will fit in with the current team and that you can work together to accomplish common goals. So tell them about a time you worked well with others. For example, maybe it was when your team finished a challenging project or you all came together to help a customer. Just remember to show how you worked well with others.

3- When you solved a problem No company out there is perfect and has problems that need addressing. Rather than telling the employer, you are a “problem solver,” provide examples to back up how you solved specific issues. This will get their wheels turning about how you can solve THEIR problems and propel the company forward! Bonus points if you can match how you solved problems to the ones that the company is currently facing!

Remember when sharing a story, be specific and back it up with examples. It will sound more captivating than just stating the facts.

Comment below with any questions!

I am happy to help : )

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Douglas Mason

I think telling them why you're a good fit is important, but also like Ashley Wilson said telling them why.

I think telling them why you're a good fit is important, but also like Ashley Wilson said telling them why.

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Cheryl Johnson

What if you get nervous and can't think of anything???

What if you get nervous and can't think of anything???

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Kathy Fox

I feel like all I do at my job is solve problems, haha (flight attendant) so I would have lots of stories to tell a new employer if I went on an interview.

I feel like all I do at my job is solve problems, haha (flight attendant) so I would have lots of stories to tell a new employer if I went on an interview.

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Hilda Minsky

These are good ideas, thank you Ashley.

These are good ideas, thank you Ashley.

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Ruhul Amin Biswas

Driving job's

Driving job's

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Dorrian Griffeth

There are conflicting dates for this job fair. Landing page says March 25th, registered page says March 5th, please advise of correct date. Thank you!

There are conflicting dates for this job fair. Landing page says March 25th, registered page says March 5th, please advise of correct date. Thank you!

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Tomas Nieto

I agree

I agree

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Tomas Nieto

I agree

I agree

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Solari Jenkins

These are good Ashley. Also during the interview, most likely early on especially if you are currently employed, many interviewers want to know why you are looking to make a move from your present job. Answers should never be about bashing your current employer but something about desiring greater oppty, working in a position that better utilizes your skills, education, passion etc.

These are good Ashley. Also during the interview, most likely early on especially if you are currently employed, many interviewers want to know why you are looking to make a move from your present job. Answers should never be about bashing your current employer but something about desiring greater oppty, working in a position that better utilizes your skills, education, passion etc.

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Monica Hawkins

I'm a team player; I have skills related to the job and I'm ready to share with the team. Coming to work every day on time will show, I'm interested in working.

I'm a team player; I have skills related to the job and I'm ready to share with the team. Coming to work every day on time will show, I'm interested in working.

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