Storytelling Becoming More Important in Resumes and Beyond


We’ve long advocated for storytelling in the job search; the white paper Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers affirms storytelling’s importance, especially in resumes and interviews:
In a world as chaotic as we live in, where people are becoming increasingly accustomed to sound bytes of information, they still do need context. Storytelling provides a framework, context, and pathway to understanding. It’s compelling; it creates connection; it personalizes; it captivates. It hold attention in a multi-tasking world. In job search, those stories must be tied to value to prove that the job-seeker can meet the need and exceed expectations.
The brainstorming day was held in December 2010 by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, publishers of the white paper. We offer a number of resources about storytelling in the job search: TellMeCoverCorrect.jpg You can obtain the book Tell Me About Yourself. You can read the first edition of Tell Me About Yourself on our sister blog, Tell Me About Yourself, especially the chapter CHAPTER 5: Resumes that Tell a Story. You can read the first edition, page by page, here. OR You can read it through the Facebook fan page for the book. Finally, our sister blog, A Storied Careers sometimes features content about storytelling in job search and career.