Tell us about yourself: how to & how not to

You have to be careful when it comes to taking advice on how to interview from the internet. Lots of people want to give you interview advice but much of the advice people want to give is not worth taking.

Let’s look at this example of how to answer the question, Tell us about yourself.

Now there are a few good things about this answer, but there’s one major flaw. Can you identify the problem? Keep in mind that the answer to tell us about yourself should contain the following:

1. Why you’re there

2. How you can help them

3. Why they will like working with you

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About the Author

James Trotta began teaching public speaking in 2002 and interview skills in 2008. Somewhere in between he began teaching intercultural communication, public speaking, and resume / cover letter writing.

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