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WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AND HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF
Everything you write and say should contribute to building an attractive and effective narrative. Your narrative is the story you tell about yourself as a candidate. This includes your resume and cover letter, how you present yourself physically, your answers to the interviewers’ questions, the questions you ask, your letters of reference, and what your references say about you. It's about developing a picture of yourself, creating a chemistry, demonstrating you are a good match, an easy good fit for what they're really looking for, and what their community wants.
Creating an attractive narrative requires a multi-step strategy for each position. Each position is somewhat unique. However, the commonalities out-weigh the differences. Before I can describe some of the strategies that go into building your narrative, we first must understand what the interviewers are really looking for.
What They Want
If this is what the interviewers want, then how do you go about creating a narrative and presenting yourself as that candidate? What strategies should you employee?
Strategies to Take
The tactics as to how you go about carrying out these strategies requires some in-depth analyses and practice. However, the reward of moving on to the next steps of your candidacy will be worth the effort.
Dr. Larry Aronstein is an experienced career coach who assists school leaders, aspiring leaders, and teachers in their resume and interviewing preparation. Find out more at www.larryaronstein.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org