Tell me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

What to say, and not to say, in a job interview.

Self presentation is the most important element of a job interview, so your role is to make sure your interviewer receives all the information about how you’ll be useful to the company goals, and about what value your experiences, attitudes, and skills will bring to the position you are applying for.

The answer to the common question tell me more about yourself should be prepared with previous research, aimed to find this out, and to show that you will fit not only in the job, but in the company setting.

All this presented in a clear, and concise manner, so that it can then be used by the interviewer as a lead to other questions. Unnecessary information, anything that doesn’t relate to your professional value, should be avoided. Another thing to avoid is giving false information. With stricter background checks, and more and more specific skills now required, it’s guaranteed you’ll be found out, and that it’ll cost you the job, no matter how long you had it.

• Your personal details. They shouldn’t take much time. Be brief, and use them to open your way to the information you want to convey, and to what you want to show about yourself in the job interview. Your curriculum vitae should contain all of these informations already, visible at a glance.

• Present your qualifications and studies. Your qualifications are in the curriculum vitae as well. Expand on them, but keep in mind that your interviewer’s time is valuable, so keep it short, and don’t repeat lines they might already read. Your goal is to give new, relevant information.

Highlight how your previous professions connect with the desired position requirements, and do the same with topics and situations your studies prepared you for. Any further experience you might have, helpful to the profession you seek, should be included. Be ready to answer with more details, in case of further questions, and be precise.

• Your strengths and weaknesses. Your interviewer will want to know your strengths and weaknesses, too. It’s a common question, very important to prepare for. Strengths always need to target requirements of the job, and the professional weaknesses you will want to show are those that can also be strengths, or that you corrected.

Your personal traits determine things as efficiency in problem solving, ability to handle stress, to relate and cooperate with coworkers, and with clients. It shows how much of a fit you will be for the company, and your willingness to improve your performance.

Introducing Yourself In A Job Interview:

When you walk through the door for a job interview, the first question you will hear will likely be “introduce yourself”, or “tell us about yourself”, but what the interviewer really is asking is “how can you be useful to the company?”, “what value do you bring with your skills?” Your goal is to answer this from right away, by presenting how your qualifications, and how your experiences, target the requirements of the position you want to fill. To do that, a good start it’s preparing, and rehearsing, a brief and concise speech to introduce yourself with, so you will come across as confident and professional.

What to say when you introduce yourself.

There are few aspects where you need to highlight your value, at this first part of the job interview. Your presentation should help the interviewer picking out what skills of yours could interest the position offered, what questions could help them frame you better, what other details to ask about, and you should keep in mind that brevity and clarity of explanation are what to strive for.

• Qualifications: You should empathize your qualifications in a way that shows your readiness to confront challenges, and situations that might arise with the new position, no matter if your background is professional or academic. Start your most recent qualifications and be clear in presenting why they prepared you for taking up the job.

Introducing Yourself In A Job Interview:

When you walk through the door for a job interview, the first question you will hear will likely be “introduce yourself”, or “tell us about yourself”, but what the interviewer really is asking is “how can you be useful to the company?”, “what value do you bring with your skills?” Your goal is to answer this from right away, by presenting how your qualifications, and how your experiences, target the requirements of the position you want to fill. To do that, a good start it’s preparing, and rehearsing, a brief and concise speech to introduce yourself with, so you will come across as confident and professional.

What to say when you introduce yourself.

There are few aspects where you need to highlight your value, at this first part of the job interview. Your presentation should help the interviewer picking out what skills of yours could interest the position offered, what questions could help them frame you better, what other details to ask about, and you should keep in mind that brevity and clarity of explanation are what to strive for.

• Qualifications: You should empathize your qualifications in a way that shows your readiness to confront challenges, and situations that might arise with the new position, no matter if your background is professional or academic. Start your most recent qualifications and be clear in presenting why they prepared you for taking up the job.

• Achievements: Your past achievements give an idea of the performance that can be expected of you, and can set you apart from the other candidates. They need to support the qualifications you will describe to obtain the position.

• Motivation: Your reasons to seek the job it’s something you’ll be asked about, and it’s important to consider your answer beforehand. You shouldn’t mention compensation as your main reason to seek the position you’re interviewed for, your answer should reflect your interest in the field and in the position, and a desire of professional growth, to show how you’ll be an asset for the company.

• Knowledge: This might be the most important aspect of the job interview. It can hint to immediate productivity, and short break-in period, what companies look for. Knowledge about the field, and the company you wish to be employed in, it’s a sign you already know the ropes. Research about your employer expectations should be done beforehand, and the aim of your preparation to the job interview.

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