Tell me about yourself

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For those about to interview, answering that opening question can be tough.

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.

Written on 18 December 2016

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