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Career Evening 16: An expat’s guide to successful storytelling
StorytellingHOW TO USE STORYTELLING TO ACHIEVE YOUR CAREER GOAL
Presented by SOCENTCPH
In collaboration with KBH Sprog Center
• Who we are
• Storytelling Basics
• Sabeeka Al-buainain
• Anee Jayarai
• Raluca Stana
• Questions & answers
Thank you & networking
Social Entrepreneurship CPH
Who we are Our Mission
What Is Social Entrepreneurship?
Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Important?
Founder & Strategic Program Facilitator, SOCENTCPH
“A business development advisor with an enthusiasm for social impact”
” Storytelling is sharing a
story about an experience,
but linking it to a message
that will influence and
inspire your audience to
u Promote and enhance Danish labour market integration for foreigners.
u Help you plan and feel in control of your inner dialogue and future
u How to put storytelling techniques and skills into practice by:
ü Defining, finding, and matching your past and present stories to construct a future
life story that can propel a career path that you will enjoy.
ü Explore possible careers based on: 1) your passions; 2) ‘Aha’ & ‘Ouch’ moments
ü Help you build confidence to do what you desire in your future personal and
professional path. #SOCENTCPH
Moved to Denmark
Worked in various roles
Source of pictures:
Plane logo: http://www.freepik.com/free-icon/airplane-landing_697269.htm
Danish flag: http://denmarkflag.facts.co/denmarkflagof/denmarkflag.php
KU logo: http://designguide.ku.dk/ku/om_design/logo_samarbejde/
Key points to keep in mind:
1.Build a professional network from School, work, LinkedIn
2.Build a social network to ensure support in a foreign country
3.Put eﬀort to learn the language
4.Focus on your key professional and social skills in your resume
Digital Analytics specialist, WE, 3M
Lecturer Assistant, IT University of Copenhagen
Big Data Researcher – Master thesis
Bachelor Startup Danish Internship First job Masters Promotion
Bachelor Volunteer Startup Internship First job Survive
1. When you can’t find your way anymore, help others!
2. Asking for help is a sign of strength – find a mentor!
3. Don’t settle for less than your goal!
4. Stay healthy – find your limits!
1. Establish your identity and reveal your personality.
2. Help you know yourself and build confidence.
3. Establish trust & emotional connection.
4. Make you stand out & be memorable.
5. Illustrate skills, accomplishments, values, characteristics, qualifications,
expertise, strengths and more.
6. Engages imagination.
7. Explains key life/career decisions, choices, and personal changes.
8. Stories told well è Strong communicator.
H O W y o u w i l l c o n n e c t y o u r s e l f t o a f u l f i l l i n g l i f e a n d c a r e e r y o u m a y l i k e
WHERE in the world of work you would like to be
WHO you are
If you are a young aspiring
entrepreneur or a mid-career professional looking
to branch out and ‘make a
dent in the universe,’ this
tool will help you structure
your inner dialogue.
If you want to be more effective in talking about your expertise, skills, personality, then reflect on the moments in your
life that made you become more passionate about it. Think about the reasons you became interested in it.
u Where you grew up
u Memorable incidents
u I studied ….
u I worked at …..
u ‘Aha’ and ‘Ouch’ moments
u As a person / As a
u Define your area of focus
u What are your offerings
u Attended and achieved
u Where you wish to be
u Challenges you face
u Your vision of the world
u I will be doing this…
u I want you to know…
u My message to the world/
u Tips to other professionals.
map out your strengths
& weaknesses, and
chart a course in life.