How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

“Tell Me About Yourself”: Alternative Phrasings

Why Do Employers Ask This Question?

How to Start Your Answer

If You’re A Recent Graduate:

If You Have 1–10 Years of Experience:

If You Have 10+ Years of Experience:

5 Tips on How to Answer the Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

1. Consider The “Career Story” You Want to Tell

2. Structure Your Answer

3. Highlight Your Strengths & Achievements

4. Tailor Your Response to the Role

5. Keep it Brief

How Not to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Key Takeaways: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

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