Imagine you're in an interview, confidently answering the typical "Tell Me About Yourself" question, but there's a catch - you're avoiding certain details like leaving your recent job, working for family, or not completing your degree. You might think you're steering clear of potential pitfalls, but are you actually sabotaging yourself in the process? In this episode, we're diving into the delicate art of sharing your career story authentically, addressing those often hidden aspects with confidence and grace.
In this week’s episode, Sarah and Emma guide you through the labyrinth of interview storytelling. We'll explore the scenarios where it's better to address these hidden details and debunk the myth that avoidance equals success. By the end of this episode, you'll be armed with the tools to decide when and how to share those seemingly challenging details, while crafting a narrative that showcases your strengths.
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