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3 SIMPLE Formulas to Answering “Tell Me about Yourself”

Posted by | March 11, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

By Jane Okoth

In every job interview, one of the most challenging questions which you can be expected to be asked is “tell me about yourself”. For you to start off your interview on a good note, preparation is the key in responding to the question.

Melody Mwendwa a Professional CV Writer at Corporate Staffing Services says that your response to this question will set the mood in the whole interview.

In this question, the interviewer wants to get an overview of who you are as a professional and if you can actually meet the required threshold in the position.

A good example is this one
My name is Sarah Maina. I am a former Customer Care Executive at Pyg Company limited where my duties included answering calls in a professional manner so as to provide more information about our products and services. I was also responsible for obtaining details of customer complaints while keeping records of customer interactions and transactions. I believe that my working experience coupled with my educational background will be a perfect match for the position at hand.

Interview Tips To ” Tell me about yourself”

1. Your educational background

Start by highlighting your education qualifications which relates to the position you are applying for. Talk about where and when you studied and how the experience led you to the current profession.

2. Your related career history
The interviewer is also interested in knowing your work history. When responding to this question, mention only the relevant working experience and position which is directly related to the job you are applying for.

Give a brief summary of your specific career achievements and how it will be of benefit to your potential employer. In short, your response should explain how your pasts skills relates to the present position you are interested in.

3. Your future career prospects
In this segment, you are supposed to explain to the interviewer why you applied for that position and how it best fits you. Explain what you would hope to achieve in your career if offered a new position. Again take note that your explanation has to be relevant to the position you are interviewed for.

How well you craft your response will be a perfect opportunity to shine so ensure that you take your best shot! Good luck!!