Some interviewers like to keep job seekers ‘on their toes’ with unusual or quirky questions, but sometimes even the most innocent or simple questions can be tough to answer.
This article will help you with the classic opener for a job interview: 'Tell me about yourself'.
This is a simple question and in theory should be an easy one to answer… but for most people, it’s far from easy.
Why? Because it’s a big question that can be answered in so many different ways. The most common mistake people make with this question is providing too much information ie talking through their entire employment history.
Here’s the most important thing you need to know about this question:
This is a big opportunity for you.
This is your opportunity to shine. How you answer this question can make an excellent first impression - and to set the tone for the rest of the interview. It also puts you in the driver’s seat - and that’s a good thing!
There are several different ways you can answer this question.
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