Ashley Wilson
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Interviews are a great time to share your traits with employers, but instead of saying, "I am a people person", "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 has had things that challenged 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 also see 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 and succeed.

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 well 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! HUGE 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 to make yourself shine.

Comment below with any questions!

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Jose Xaviour

dear madam when im starting my job that time im a rigger i face much problems that time i think i need to change my level and career . I strugle and im coming up slowly .now im a foreman in good company in Uae I need bulid my career as a supervisor

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priscilla kovac

have you had hard time make friends whre you are in your life?

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priscilla kovac

how this work on here?

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Mr. Mario Garcia Sr.

Being that I had x2 company's under my belt. Was making x5000 a week. Its very hard to work for lesser. I managed 200 people.

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Howard Lockamy

I’m too old to play games during an interview so I just let them see and hear what I have to offer by being myself.

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Kevin Mote

The odds of being granted an interview after 50 are lower than you being struck by lightning. What's the point of preparing for an interview that never comes? The only solace one has is the fact that everybody who fails to see you for the talent you still are will turn 50 themselves one day. Then the cycle repeats itself. Forever. My parents lived into their 90s. 40 years is a long time to live without any means of income. We hear all over the news that the elderly are hoarding their wealth. It sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

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Katrinka Givens

I love the 🔥 works!

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Barbara Baldwin

Great advice! Only problem is I tried it not with a job interview per se but with an executive coaching buddy, and now instead of selling insurance it looks like I’m going to try my hand at…..wait for it….writing my autobiography!! Friends and acquaintances who know a bit of my life story and the crazy experiences I’ve lived through have been telling me this for years. To them I say….be careful what you wish for because it might just come true and THEN what are you gonna do???

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Marjorie Louissaint

I am looking for work from home as a CSR. Does anyone know a company that I can apply? Thank you already

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Lynn Owens-Goodrich

This is extremely helpful!!

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