What to Say When You Talk to Yourself Quotes by Shad Helmstetter
12 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Yourself
It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: "Tell me about yourself. This question can be paralyzing, leaving you wondering what it is the interviewer really wants to know. Do they want to know what you did at your last gig? Your soft skills? How you named your cat? Actually, none of the above. Here's a little secret: When an interviewer says, "Tell me about yourself," he or she really wants to know how your experience is pertinent to the job you're interviewing for.
There are some job interview questions that are guaranteed to come up in most if not all of your job interviews — regardless of your industry, your experience level, and job type. In fact, we think this question is so important that we created an entire video lesson around it in our flagship product Big Interview. Watch it here:. This video is just one of dozens of lessons inside the full Big Interview training system. They hate it because they get frustrated trying to decipher exactly what the interviewer is looking for. In fact, this question is an opportunity — an opening for you to set the tone of the job interview and emphasize the points that you most want this potential employer to know about you. Instead, try a concise, enthusiastic response that summarizes your big-picture fit for the job.