Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
• Intro to skills matrix
• Job posting
That’s less than one story per day!
• Intro to cover letters
• Skills matrix draft
• Cover letter peer
• Skills matrix due
Friday, October 14th
Translating your strengths into skills
• Relator =
THE S-T-A-R FORMAT
• Set the scene!
• Who? What? When? Where?SITUATION
• The objective, issue, or obstacle you had to overcome
• Why is this story significant?TASK
• The How:
• What did you consider/do to overcome the situation?
• What skills were applied?
• Your actions vs. your team's
• The Lesson/Outcome
• What was the result of your actions/decisions?
• How are they relevant to the skill/job?
• Needs to be employer centric
THE BIG PICTURE
Your stories are the foundation of your
Your resume, cover letter, and
interview are the building blocks to
your dream job.
ON THE SKILLS MATRIX
ON YOUR COVER LETTER
ON YOUR RESUME
SITUATION MIS-STEPS FAILURE LESSON ACTION STEPS
• What did I do
• How am I
happened as a
result of my
• What did I
• How did I
what will I do
• Story clearly indicates what went wrong and accountability is taken
• Majority of the story focuses on lessons learned (i.e. personal and
• Student shows what they would do differently if faced with the
situation again, or what they already did since (comeback story)
• Generally aim to be: authentic, humble, accountable
• Take 5 min to brainstorm a story in STAR format
1. Skills Matrix Draft Due Next Tutorial
4 Success Stories + 1 Failure
2. Next Week is Tutorial AGAIN!
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