How to Answer the Question ‘Tell Me About Yourself’.
Job interviews can be intimidating,
and open-ended questions like “Tell me about yourself”
make it even scarier.
Give an answer that will impress your interviewers
and set your interview off on the right foot.
You will need the job description and your resume.
Step 1. Carefully read over the job description
and make note of important keywords that will
help you learn more about what the employers are looking for.
Keep these words in mind as you think about your response
to the question “Tell me about yourself.”
Step 2. Prepare for this question in advance of the interview.
Review your resume,
and make a list of at five or six words
that define your professional strengths.
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Take a personality test,
like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator,
to help you understand your individual style.
Step 3. Think of a professional success you have had
where you helped solve a problem
or added value to a former employer’s project.
Write out a 30 seconds response to the question “Tell me about yourself”
that combines your professional strengths and discusses a past professional success.
Never complain about current or former employers during your job interview.
Talk about your hopes for new opportunities,
without focusing on issues in the past.
Step 5. Focus your response on positive professional experiences.
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Don’t talk about personal information like marriage, children, or pets.
Practice your response until you can remember the main points.
Focus on sounding natural and conversational.
Prepare a list of questions about the job that you want to ask during the interview.
Show the employer that you’ve done research on the organization
and have thought about the job.
Arrive at the interview prepared, giving an answer that is concise and truthful when the
interviewers ask you to tell them about yourself.
Let your professional strengths shine,
and set the stage for a successful interview, and maybe a new job!
Did you know?According to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
half of the top 20 fastest-growing occupations in the U.S.
are related to the health-care industry.