“Necessity is the mother of invention.” In our years recruiting for corporate America, we found a large majority of applicants were unable to link what they had accomplished in their lives to a workplace need. In other words, they were unable to take one of their strengths, give an example of how they had demonstrated this strength and then link it to why it would be important for a company to have someone with that strength.
Not all interviewers take the time to get your individual story….The process is getting worse because now computers are scanning resumes as part of the selection/rejection process. When you get an interview, you must be able to align the company’s job requirements to a strength and story that you have and you must make this connection in the interview. Failure to do so may mean being unfairly rejected from a job you really want.
At the end of a recruiting day, we didn’t remember grade point averages, or what was on the resume. We remembered the person through their individual compelling stories of success, triumph and failure.
The story is how we get an inside look at the person to be hired….people hire people! And that is the underlying reason why we created Class2Career!