Do you have a big interview coming up?
If you’ve made it to the interview stage, you’ve probably sparked the employer’s interest. However, several other candidates are typically being interviewed for the same job.
‘Tell Me About Yourself,’ regardless of job title or organization, is certainly the first question you’ll be asked in an interview. The question allows you to show off your personality to the recruiters and explain why you are the best candidate for the position.
Now that you know you’ll be asked this question in your next interviews, don’t you think you should be well prepared to answer it in order to stand out among the other candidates?
However, most candidates, particularly freshers, fail to prepare for this basic question and end up responding with a not-so-entertaining response, which sets a negative tone for the rest of the interview.
To get the conversation started, open-ended interview questions or prompts like “Tell me about yourself” are typically asked at the beginning of in-person or video interviews. “Walk me through your resume,” “Tell me something about yourself, other than what’s on your resume,” and “Elaborate more about your qualities” are some other examples.
These are likely to come up at every stage of the interview, from the phone interview to the final round. It’s natural to get confused by their ambiguity, and determining what the interviewer wants to know can be tough. However, you have a chance here because your interviewer has given you the option of responding in a certain way.
The first impression makes an impact on the interviewer which is irreversible. If you have to spend the rest of the time trying to make up for a bad first impression, you’re in a far worse situation than if you respond with a brief, confident, and relevant response straight away.
“Be prepared for this question and prove to interviewers that you are ready,”