TM^2 is introducing Jeremy Myers as the first guest blogger of the year. Read below on how to handle the infamous "Tell Me About Yourself?" interview question. Enjoy!
This is usually the first question asked at a job or internship interview. This type of question will give the interviewer an overview about who you are. It’s the million dollar question that is asked during the interview. I am always find ways of improving my answer to this question since this is usually the most important question to answer if you want that dream job or internship.
So here are some things that you need to mention if you want to make a good impression.
1. Your college, job experiences, involvement on campus, and what you are studying: This is very important to mention in this first question if you want employers to get an overall picture of who you are. You should talk about why you chose those subjects that you studied so that they know that you are passionate about it. Talking about what you were involved on campus and employment history shows that you did more than just going to class.
2. The accomplishment that you think is important: Talking about your key accomplishments throughout your college or working career that you feel like will get that job or internship shows the employer that you are a great asset to the company.
3. The skills and abilities that you have developed with proven success: Your past experiences successes you have had throughout your job history. Employers want to know your job experience so that they can get a clear understanding of the history that you have had with that company. When you talk about the strengths and abilities that you have, it gives them a good understanding of the type of worker you are. Top it off with what type of values you feel will match what the specific company is looking for.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.