When a future employer asks you to tell them about yourself, what are they really expecting to hear?
Career specialist Linda Raynier offers some key advice on how best to answer this question.
Answering this question appropriately can be broken down into 4 steps:
- Tip # 1: Give the interviewer a snapshot of your work history, including roles and a brief summary of your responsibilities and key areas
- Tip #2: Make the above mini stories achievement-oriented (ie – quantifiable success)
- Tip #3: Tell the employer what you KNOW about this role, specifically the skills they’re looking for.
- Tip #4: Finally, tell the employer WHY you’re the RIGHT fit for what they need.
Watch the full video, with helpful examples, below.
Tell Me About Yourself – A Good Answer to This Interview Question