1. Tell me about yourself
It is a classic interview question: “Tell me about yourself.” The question really means, “Give me an overview of your experience and qualifications for the job, starting with your current or most recent position.” If you are asked this question, it’s a good idea to have a brief statement prepared in advance. This will help you focus your answer and avoid rambling.
Here is an answer example: “I am a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
I am able to organize and prioritize my workload effectively and efficiently. I enjoy working with people, solving problems, and exceeding customer expectations.”
Explain what your responsibilities were, and how long you held the position. Then briefly describe the other positions you have held in reverse chronological order (starting with the most recent).
Whether you’re a college senior interviewing for your first job, or you’ve been in the workforce for years and are switching careers, it’s important to practice ahead of time. No one likes surprises (well, okay, some people do), and it’s always better to be prepared.