“Tell us about yourself.”
“Tell me something about yourself.”
“Let’s start by hearing a little more about you.”
There’s one basic interview question that employers will always love starting out with – “Tell me about yourself.”
Do you have an answer for it? If it includes anything about your personal life, it’s time to rethink your interviewing strategy.
As one of the most popular interview questions in the history of meeting people, it’s no surprise that this simple conversation starter sets up a very quick screening process for the interviewer. For some reason, as a species, we tend to avoid conversations that involve us talking, or even bragging, about ourselves. Why is that? This instinctual response leads us into a frenzy when the question is asked, leaving us completely blank – or worse – talking about irrelevant information. Hiring managers can quickly sort out serious candidates just based on how you respond to the very first question! Don’t worry – your favorite career sidekick, Skillgigs, has a simple one-two-three formula for answering this dreaded question like a pro. Keep reading for how to answer “tell me about yourself.”
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