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.