Episode 227

Why Storytelling Is the Secret for Successful Job Interviews (Ep 227)

In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast (227), we explored an often-overlooked aspect of career advancement: storytelling. The guest is Karen Eber, a keynote and TED Speaker, author, and Chief Storytelling Officer at Eber Leadership. Eber is also a seasoned corporate executive, who shared insightful anecdotes and utilized the power of storytelling throughout her career.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 02:23 Personal Story: The Power of Storytelling
  • 05:01 The Role of Storytelling in Job Interviews
  • 07:44 Personal Story: The Impact of a Memorable Story
  • 15:32 The Importance of Capturing Your Stories
  • 17:17 Understanding the Brain's Role in Storytelling
  • 25:05 Addressing the Elephant in the Room
  • 26:49 Understanding the Interviewer's Mindset
  • 29:39 Deciding What Personal Stories to Share
  • 30:34 The Role of the Brain in Storytelling
  • 40:33 The Importance of Background and Context in Storytelling
  • 40:53 The Origin of 'The Perfect Story'
  • 44:04 Tailoring Your Story for Different Interview Stages
  • 48:45 Final Thoughts on Storytelling in Interviews

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Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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