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Do you know your personal story? The exercise below will help you create your Personal Story.
Your PERSONAL STORY is the set of professional, academic and personal experiences that best communicate why you are the best person for the job. It can form the foundation for your elevator pitch that you’ll use in interviews, cover letters, and email introductions.
A compelling story that gets you interviews and job offers will highlight as many of the following 7 things as possible, that recruiters look for in strong candidates:
Use the Personal Story Matrix to itemize and develop your story. Below are the directions:
Once you have filled in as many boxes as possible, you should be able to identify the 3-5 most significant experiences. THIS IS YOUR STORY! These are often the experiences that appear in multiple boxes. Write a detailed paragraph on each of these selected experiences, highlighting as many of the 7 Elements as possible.