When I first work with a client, I ask them to compile STAR stories about themselves and their careers. STAR stories focus on Situations, Tasks, Actions, and Results, and show your value and your expertise in your field. They are factual, concrete examples of when you performed at your peak.
It’s not just a getting-to-know you exercise, it’s also a valuable collection of compelling stories about you as an outstanding job candidate. Once we have completed the resume, coaching, and other work we set out to accomplish together, those STAR stories aren’t finished working for you.
My client can then add to the STAR stories and create a brief portfolio of projects, photos, even list a link to videos (or place everything on a thumb drive) and leave this collection as a “Memorable Moment” for an interviewer or other hiring influencer. What better way to keep your face, facts, and fitness for the position fresh in the minds of those who may hire you?
As an eMBA graduate, you have endured intense studies that have generated an amazing collection of leadership examples, success stories, inspiring projects, and even international experience and cultural literacy you can add to your Memorable Moment.
Put your eMBA to work for you in your resume, your interview, even in the Memorable Moment you leave behind for hiring influencers!