Can You Tell Me About Yourself?
27th August 2020
A tough interview question, even in this past week we had two senior candidates slip up at this very question.
I get it, it’s not as if we go around every day thinking about who we are and talking about it to complete strangers.
Here is my advice on interview structure.
Interviewers generally have a handful of candidates to go through, staying on point is key. Interviewers want to hear concrete examples of your past achievements. Part of being specific is also about showing off results to back up your examples.
*Get to the point.
All your prior job achievements will be for naught if you take too long to get to the point. Be concise with your self-introduction, and predict where the most impressive bits, and punchlines are.
*Build structure around your answers.
– What you have done?
– How did you do it?
– What can you offer?
Include all three components into your answers. I’m confident you will tick the boxes of what the interviewer is looking for having these in mind.
*Practice, then practice again.
Use your phone to film yourself. It’s simple and easy and you can see if you’re nailing it!