You are more than just words on a page. To successfully capture the attention of your future employer, they have to believe you can do the job and do it well. Your story is more than a list of skills and job duties on a page or even in a LinkedIn profile.
It is a tough market out there and landing a job takes more work on your part than before. But this will help!
Job Action Day 2014 Addresses Storytelling
Quintessential Careers has organized Job Action Day since 2008 to help job seekers get back to work faster. The concepts and issues covered each year reflect many of the changes and adaptations job seekers need to know about. You can find links to the posts written by career professionals (including me!). You can also follow the hashtag #JAD2014 on Twitter and other social networks to see great information about storytelling!.
Job Action Day 2014 is all about empowering job seekers with the power of storytelling for career and job search success.
Job Action Day is a day for all job-seekers and workers to take stock of their situations and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their careers.
In a highly competitive job market, job-seekers need every advantage possible. One of the greatest tools to gain an advantage is the use of storytelling — so that it is YOUR story that not only helps an employer remember you and your accomplishments, but also gets you the job.
Job Action Day 2014 Expert Articles:
The links to these great posts can be found on the Job Action Day 2014 page
Storytelling for Career and Job-Search Success Articles
- Changing the Inside Story: The Story You Tell Yourself Is More Important than the Story You Tell Employers, by Susan Britton Whitcomb
- Four New Ways to Tell Your Career Story, by Hannah Morgan
- The Latest and Greatest in Career Storytelling: Perspectives and Resources for Telling Your Story in Job Search and Career, by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.
- Promote Yourself in Order to Promote Yourself: Storytelling for Career Success, by Rick Gillis
- Storytelling Tips From Career Experts, compiled by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
- Take a Page from Marketing to Give Your Job Search a Boost, by Karen Siwak
- Tell Your Career Story to Connect You and Cut Through the Clutter, by Deborah Shane
- Tell Your Story: For Job, Promotion, Business Success, by David Couper
- 3 Steps to Storytelling Success in Your Job Search, by Laura Labovich
- Tips for Using Storytelling to Strengthen Your Job-Search, by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
- We Are the Stories We Sell Ourselves, by Wendy Terwelp
- Your Profile is Your Story, by Nancy J. Miller
Storytelling for Interviewing Success Articles
- Capturing the Job Interview: The Importance of Storytelling, by Russ Hovendick
- Creating Interview Stories, by Bill Burnett
Storytelling for Resume Success Articles
- Every Resume Tells a Story, by Debra Wheatman
- Storytelling in Your Resume: Why and How, by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.
- Storytelling on a Resume: A Recruiter’s Perspective, by Maureen Crawford Hentz
Storytelling for Career Brand Success Articles
- Five Keys to Developing Your Personal Brand Story, by Walter Akana
- Seven Steps to Tell Your Personal Brand Story on LinkedIn, by Rachel DiCaro Metscher
- What’s Your Career Brand Story? Meg Guiseppi
- Whitney Johnson Storied Biography Sample, by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Career Experts and Bloggers Participating in Job Action Day 2014
- Walter Akana, career and life strategist, Success Reimagined
- Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, chief career writer and partner, CareerTrend
- Bill Burnett, author of The Peak Interview
- David Couper. CEO, David Couper Consulting
- Maureen Crawford Hentz, recruiter and talent management guru.
- Rick Gillis, principal, The Really Useful Job Company
- Meg Guiseppi, CERM, CMRW, CPBS, COIS, CSBA, CBAA, CPRW, CEIC, and CEO ofExecutiveCareerBrand.com
- Katharine Hansen, PhD., creative director of Quintessential Careers
- Randall S. Hansen, PhD., CEO of Quintessential Careers
- Russ Hovendick, President of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc.
- Laura Labovich, CEO of Career Strategy Group
- Nancy J. Miller, lifework creativity coach at Creative LifeWork Design
- Hannah Morgan, owner of Career Sherpa
- Rachel Metscher, social media strategist at Metscher’s Musings
- Deborah Shane, founder of DeborahShaneToolBox.com
- Karen Siwak, executive director, Resume Confidential
- Wendy Terwelp, president of Opportunity Knocks
- Debra Wheatman, president of CareersDoneWrite
Kudos To QuintCareers
I’ve long been a fan of Quintessential Careers (QuintCareers) for the thorough advice and resources it provides! I hope you bookmark this site and find it helpful!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.