Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quick Tips: Rob Taub on Interviewing – The S.O.A.R. Technique

This post, courtesy of Recruiting Blogswap, is written by Rob Taub, of RLS Executive Group. Rob is a 20+year veteran in the career consulting field and is currently the Director of the RLS Executive Group, N.E. for RL Stevens & Associates. He has also been active as a fund-raiser for Technology in Education, an auctioneer with WGBH Public Television, a debate moderator with Community Access Television, an instructor for Junior Achie. Author Website: www.ExecutiveCareerSolution.com


SoarYour stories should tell about actions that you took to bring about positive change. The "SOAR" story technique does just that: A sure-fire method for bridging your qualifications and successes to the needs the targeted company.

One of the most important tenets in product marketing applies here in career planning: Differentiate your product from others in the marketplace.

John Folcarelli, Labor Attorney and Human Resource Manager for Laidlaw Education: "Most people involved in planning their career tend to fly by the seat of their pants rather than exercise control over the process as it unfolds. For instance, in the interview, instead of simply reacting to questions imposed by the interviewer, the job candidate can and should attempt to take on more responsibility for influencing the direction of the interview.” The story technique does just that. It is a method for bridging your qualifications and past successes to the needs the targeted company.

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