Tell Me About Yourself
It is a safe bet… this will be one of the first question you will face.
And the way you answer it will set the tone for the entire interview.
One thing that stays true for this answer everytime you are asked:
Keep it Professional.
Employers are not asking you this question because they want to know what your favourite color is.
They want to know why you are the best candidate for the job.
Employers wanna hire the best person for the job.
and your job is to convince them this is you.
As it is most likely the first question you will face in the interview,
it is one of the first impressions will be given in employer.
You want to give a most professional image of yourself as possible.
In order to accomplish this, do not volunteer personal information.
Please tell me about yourself.
Well, I’m 23 years old. I was born and raised in this city.
I have two dogs and I love basketball.
This candidate has already set himself back.
You don’t wanna give any imformation about your personal life, but rather your professional life
and how it relates to the position your interview informs.
To do this successfully, you need to prepare and structure your answer
highlighting your relevant education, experience and professional qualities.
From the job discription you know what the qualifications for the job are
and what skills the employer is looking for.
所以你需要强调所有的从业经历 所受的教育 培训
So you want to highlight all the previous work experience, education, training
and all other professional skills that are relevant to the position.
No matter what your work history is, you have transferrable skills.
If this is your first job in your field, then highlight the skills
And talk about any transferrable skills
you might have gained from any of your work experience.
Highlight Your Accomplishments as well.
If you receive any acdemic awards or any promotions or commendations from your job,
feel free to mention it.
Not every position you interview for is going to be exactly the same, even if the job title lists.
Each company has different needs, so study the job discription
and figure out exactly what it is they are looking for.
Once you figure out what the employer is looking for the candidate, your job is to be that person.
So emphasize the skills and qualifications you have that relate to the jobs specifically.
Try to keep your answers in chronological order
You do not have to recap your professional history year by year,
but details telling the experiences and skills that you have gained
as you attain them in the organized fashion
will leave a good impression on the employer.
Your resume can help you with this
as it is quite in chronlogical order and can help you set timeline.
Now as you have the structure, here is a good example.
Please tell me yourself.
I believe I have a very followed background and medical assistance.
I earned my degree in medical assistance while I learned variable skills
such as taking vitals ,administering injections,
explaining treatment precedures to patients,
preparing patients for examination, and assisting the position of the examinations.
While earning my degree, I worked in customer service at the ABC pharmacy for 3 years as well.
While I gained variable skills, I learned how to adress customers’ needs
which enables me to relate effectively and communicate with patients and their needs.
当我上学的时候 我也做过健康护理方面的实习生 同时也学到了很多技能
I also complete in an internship about healthcare while in school where I picked up more variable skills
including updating patients’ biopsy records
处理来电信息 安排工作任务 准备医院入职
handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission
and help make sure the office ran smoothly.
These are all variable skills which I will hopefully be able to apply to this position and bring to your office.
Remember: when answering the question, tell me about yourself.
Keep it professional and do not give any personal information.
Highlight your skills from your relevant education and training that will help you in the position.
Tell them your work history and transferrable skills that is related to the job your interview informs.
and do so in an organized, chronological fashion.