Illustration by Scott Adams
Answering that opening question in an interview can be terrifying.
Here is a simple approach to handle it that should only take about 1 minute.
Just tell them:
- Stuff you did in the past that matches what they want in the future
- And a story that demonstrates one of your good qualities
Don’t tell them:
- Your life story
- Anything about pets, travel, or hobbies
Writing it down first and practicing till it sounds natural is probably a good idea too.
Thanks to Salihan Laugesen for reading drafts of this.