Tell Me About Yourself Achieves Publishing Deal

I learned yesterday that my book, Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling That Propels Careers, will be published by JIST Publishing. Storytelling-that-Propels-Careers_smaller.jpg

The book was the non-scholarly companion to my doctoral dissertation, so I am thrilled to have it accepted for publication. A common goal of academics is to have their dissertation research published. I’ve had marginal success in publishing the scholarly portion, so it’s very satisfying to publish the non-scholarly.

I’m also gratified because the entire impetus for starting A Storied Career was my interest in the value of storytelling as the way to advance one’s career (in A Storied Career, I’ve obviously branched out to many other kinds of applied storytelling). Although other authors and even scholars have written small pieces about this connection, I’m the only one I know about who has made it a centerpiece of research.

A sister site of A Storied Career, Quintessential Careers, has published Tell Me About Yourself as a quasi-ebook under its Quintessential Careers Press imprint, and I have also been serializing the book in A Storied Career’s blog-within-in-a-blog, also titled Tell Me About Yourself. (I’m up to Chapter 7 out of 10 in the serialization). Both these versions are free. Since I don’t know whether JIST will feel kindly to having free versions out there in cyberspace, interested readers may want to take that opportunity now.

A Storied Career

A Storied Career explores intersections/synthesis among various forms of
Applied Storytelling:
  • journaling
  • blogging
  • organizational storytelling
  • storytelling for identity construction
  • storytelling in social media
  • storytelling for job search and career advancement.
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A Storied Career's scope is intended to appeal to folks fascinated by all sorts of traditional and postmodern uses of storytelling. Read more ...
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Kathy Hansen, PhD, is a leading proponent of deploying storytelling for career advancement. She is an author and instructor, in addition to being a career guru. More...


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The following are sections of A Storied Career where I maintain regularly updated running lists of various items of interest to followers of storytelling:


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