Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question - 5 Key Tips and Example Response


Employers often kick-off an interview by saying "Tell me about yourself." It's typical to respond with a summary of your professional journey, but - depending on how you frame your answer - you can also show how your experience uniquely qualifies you for the role. Jen, a certified career coach at Indeed, shares her recommended strategy for approaching this common interview question.

Her 5 key tips are:

1) Use the "Past, Present, Future" format to structure your response.

2) Instead of summarizing your resume, tell your professional story.

3) Avoid sharing overly personal information.

4) Cultivate a human connection with your interviewer.

5) Practice makes perfect.

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