There’s no need to dread the “Tell me about yourself” question. Shape your response into a captivating narrative that will have potential employers wanting to know more. Your response can be your own “secret weapon” for success.
As always, practice and prepare. You want to create a positive and compelling picture of yourself. Here are a few tips:
- Avoid repeating what is on your resume – they have it.
- Be brief in your story, and don’t get too deep into your personal life.
- Share personal attributes that align with the role. E.g., “I’m involved in Vistage (or other leadership organizations),” or “I enjoy competitive sports.”
- Align your personal activities with the job responsibilities. “I am an Eagle Scout leader,” “I’m on the board of a local non-profit,” or “I coach my child’s soccer team.”
Remember to take a breath, and pause appropriately. Avoid the “data dump.”
Don’t leave your career to chance. Seek out personalized guidance from www.jobseekersedge.com and prepare yourself to outshine the competition in your next interview.