Being newly graduated and without experience, how can I convince anyone I would be a good employee? (TPOY036)

It sometimes seems like only an act of kindness can get us a job in the “real” world.  Why would anyone take a chance on us unless they know us?  What we have achieved in the academic world seems largely irrelevant.  We tend to rely on people who know us or the reputation of our school, or the ability implied by our grades or some combination of outside interests or previous jobs or internships to get us hired.

 

Yet, we have another potentially very effective means at our disposal: telling people the stories of how we achieved the successes in any context.  This microcast explores what makes those stories relevant and how to deliver them.

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