A is for… tell me About yourself

ato z of interview skills

Today we are kicking off the challenge with what is frequently the first question asked at interview. “Tell me about yourself”.

This is a difficult question to answer but I have never had an interview where this question (in some form) has not come up. Usually it is the first question which is why it seemed like the perfect start to the A to Z Challenge. By asking this question interviewers are looking to find out more about you, see how you handle an open-ended question, assess your confidence AND find out what you think is important to them.

Start preparing for this question by make a list of 5 things your potential employer MUST and SHOULD know about you. Keep it relevant to the job and highlight your achievements.

Once you have your list, you can start playing around with potential answers.

Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.

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