How to Answer the Interview Question”Tell me about yourself”
Interview questions are asked to uncover a particular skill, quality or experience from the interviewee. The reason why many job applicants fail during the job interview is because they don’t understand what it is the interviewer wants to hear.
In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer
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Tell me about yourself
Explanation of the Question:
One of the most common asked questions in interviews, normally asked at the beginning of an interview, this question gives you the opportunity to deliver a short statement about your experiences and skills relevant to the job position you are applying for.
- Start with a “selling” line that will highlight your main strength and/or achievement
- Keep each point brief as you can explain each point again in more detail throughout the interview
- You want to interest the interviewer and get them to want to know more about you
- End this answer with a reason why you’re looking for a new job
Example Interview Answer
“I’ve been working in Sales for 8 years. I have a great understanding of selling insurance to the public and businesses.My innovative sale techniques have increased profits by 25% year on year for the past 3 years.I am now ready for a new challenge and with your company having a great reputation, I believe this is the opportunity I have been waiting to apply for”
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