Does talking about yourself at interviews make you cringe? You’re not the only one. For many, articulating their story feels awkward or vulnerable.
Mastering your personal narrative is essential for job search success.
Jeanine** was an engineer with 15 years of experience. But in interviews, she struggled to discuss her accomplishments confidently. “I knew what I achieved but couldn’t convey it confidently as I felt like I was boasting,” she shared.
That’s when she joined the Peppercorn.ai Discovery BootCamp. The focus on articulation opened her eyes.
Here are three tips to articulate your story powerfully:
Craft an elevator pitch, or what we call your bio. Distill your value proposition into a clear, concise message you can deliver clearly and confidently. This can be done by creating one bio*.
Practice telling your story. Roleplay with colleagues or friends to improve your delivery and highlight achievements smoothly.
Get feedback. Ask your peers to listen to your story and provide constructive criticism so you can refine it.
With practice, Jeanine gained confidence and, more importantly, clarity in presenting her experience. “Now I can articulate my value anywhere,” she said. She realized she was the best marketer based on her own experiences. Within months, she was hired as Head of Engineering at a leading tech firm.
What’s your biggest challenge when articulating your story?
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