How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview?
April 3, 2011 7:57 PM Subscribe
How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview? Details inside.
posted by joeyjoejoejr to Work & Money (19 answers total) 107 users marked this as a favorite
I realized that "Tell me about yourself" is a vague question that gives me a lot of leeway and really allows me to highlight my skills and how I can help the company.
How do I do that? What are your stories like? Did they simply describe your past experiences? Your career goals? How do I frame it in a way that isn't just me stroking my own ego? How do I sound more authentic and less like I just rehearsed a speech?
Examples are also very welcome.
Bonus question: I graduated from college recently and at this point in my life... I don't have any specific career goals. Basically, I want to just gain some experience in different fields and see what fits. I'm not sure how to frame that in a positive way for employers.