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the importance of a narrative in an interview

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Originally published: http://law.scu.edu/lcs-blog/the-importance-of-a-narrative-in-an-interview/

The Importance of a Narrative in an Interview By on October 16, 2013 11:38 am Law Career Services I interviewed hundreds of job candidates when I worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers after graduating from law school at Santa Clara University.  On campus interviews were particularly challenging, as there would be as many as ten interviews, back to back. By the end of the day, I had forgotten the details of the morning’s interviews, apart from whatever notes I had scribbled on the resumes in between the interviews. What I always remembered though were the narratives that some candidates told. The narrative arc usually started with the candidate’s childhood or high school experience, what led them to pick their major in college, how that major led to an initial non-professional job, why that prompted them to go to law school, and then how their law school classes and internships made them the perfe…