This is the best way to answer “Tell me about yourself” during your interview.

The hiring manager is typically trying to get a sense of whether or not you understand which experiences, skills and abilities are relevant for the position in which you are interviewing. This is an opened and unstructured question. Try to focus on things that the company values.   Some questions that are going through the mind of the interviewer:

Is this person a good fit for our company culture?

Do I want to work with this person every day.

Why does this person want to work here?

In a couple of minutes, tell about your education, your work history, interests, and hobbies, and what brought you to their company today.  How can you add value?

The interview is a two way street, so be sure to have some questions ready to ask at the end.  Do your research,  focus on just three main takeaways, and then develop your story.  Finally, wrap up with a sentence or two about how your takeaways collectively relate to the role you’re interviewing for, such as, “With these skills and experience, I’m confident that I’d be a great fit for this position.”  Good luck!  If you need help, contact one of our recruiters.


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