Have three Storyteller Tactics in your back pocket as you prepare for your next job interview.
Chances are you'll be asked to "tell us about a time when you..." [insert whatever corporate behaviour they're looking for].
Maybe you've seen the STAR framework, to help you prepare your answer:
- Situation: Set the scene and give details of your example.
- Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation.
- Action: Explain what steps you took to address it.
- Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.
The STAR framework should steer you towards a story. But it might be a boring story, when this is a moment to give them a stellar story.
Here's how to prepare a story that goes way beyond the STARs, and makes you stand out from the crowd.
1. Raise the stakes: pick a story that really matters to you, because the emotional stakes were high. Imagine telling your interviewers about a time when: