Answer the Question “Tell Me About Yourself”, Indicating Your Strengths

Interviewing can be tricky, especially when you’re faced with the awful “tell me about yourself” part. There are a few things you should always include in your answer , but this is also a good time to work smartly on what points to your strengths.

The “tell me about yourself” part of interviews is an opportunity to demonstrate your potential value to the company and provide some insight into who you are as a person. Brett and Keith McKay of Art of Manliness suggest this is also a good place to steal your goodies:

Mention things that indicate positive underlying qualities. You don’t want to brag about your answer, but you want to appear valuable and confident. One way to go down this line is to mention things that indicate positive qualities without explicitly describing them. For instance:

  • “I finished college in three years.” (indicates work ethic)
  • “I was the youngest person ever to be appointed as a sales manager.” (indicates competence beyond the years)

It’s also a good idea to keep your answer short, and make sure you highlight the qualities that are relevant to the position. It is also a good idea to briefly describe your career history and what you would like to do next in your career that is relevant to the position for which you are about to be interviewed. You can find out more helpful interview tips from the link below.

Tell me about yourself | The art of masculinity


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