Tsk.raman
Consuting - Life Coaching
Mervel Wisdom
Co-founder
Harsh Shukla
Ceo And Md Of 3 Uk Based Mnc's
Couvery
Consultant
Annapurna BV
Hr Executive Recruitment
+2 Others

Hi,
I am very much Confused When People ask me in Interview "Tell me about Yourself". so, can anybody help me out with the Best answer. I think this is the answer which decides the outcome of the Interview Result.
Thanks...!
Regards,
Annapurna
Hi Annapurna,
This is a very common question at interview. The answer certainly does NOT decide the result.
It is designed to see your oral communication ability, self criticism, confidence and how you view yourself, as well as giving you an opportunity to expand on what you have written about yourself in your resume.
Most people will write a CV/Resume and print off several copies to send out. Over a period of time they actually forget what they have written and are often caught out, when answering this question.
The ideal answer should be one of positives as well as a couple of minor negatives.
I hope the above helps.
Regards,
Harsh
Tell me about yourself.

TRAPS: Beware, about 80% of all interviews begin with this “innocent” question. Many candidates, unprepared for the question, skewer themselves by rambling, recapping their life story, delving into ancient work history or personal matters.

BEST ANSWER: Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position. Remember that the key to all successful interviewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for. In other words you must sell what the buyer is buying. This is the single most important strategy in job hunting.

So, before you answer this or any question it's imperative that you try to uncover your interviewer's greatest need, want, problem or goal.

To do so, make you take these two steps:

1. Do all the homework you can before the interview to uncover this person's wants and needs (not the generalized needs of the industry or company)

2. As early as you can in the interview, ask for a more complete description of what the position entails. You might say: “I have a number of accomplishments I'd like to tell you about, but I want to make the best use of our time together and talk directly to your needs. To help me do, that, could you tell me more about the most important priorities of this position? All I know is what I (heard from the recruiter, read in the classified ad, etc.)”

Then, ALWAYS follow-up with a second and possibly, third question, to draw out his needs even more. Surprisingly, it's usually this second or third question that unearths what the interviewer is most looking for.

You might ask simply, "And in addition to that?..." or, "Is there anything else you see as essential to success in this position?:

This process will not feel easy or natural at first, because it is easier simply to answer questions, but only if you uncover the employer's wants and needs will your answers make the most sense. Practice asking these key questions before giving your answers, the process will feel more natural and you will be light years ahead of the other job candidates you're competing with.

After uncovering what the employer is looking for, describe why the needs of this job bear striking parallels to tasks you've succeeded at before. Be sure to illustrate with specific examples of your responsibilities and especially your achievements, all of which are geared to present yourself as a perfect match for the needs he has just described.

Hope this information helps you.

Shubha
Dear,
That is the question basically asked at any interviews. The reason to ask \"Tell me about yourself\" is to make yourself get comfy for the remaining time of interview and the interviewing officer too get an idea about yourself.
I suggest you to have a pre-meditated answers for this. The preparation you do for this question not only help you to answer at interviews but also at anywhere you are required to introduce yourself. Importantly, remember that most of the face-to-face interview questions will be asked from the answer which you made to the previous question.
Tips for \"Tell me about yourself\":
1)Do not be ordinary in answering this question. This is the question will make the interviewing officer set up a mood on you.
2) tell something interestingly like start from your name and it\'s meaning, strengths, weakness birth, primary & Higher secondary education at school, achievements at school, then college education and achievements, other activities.
3) Tell abo
Dear,

That is the question basically asked at any interviews. The reason to ask "Tell me about yourself" is to make yourself get comfy for the remaining time of interview and the interviewing officer too get an idea about yourself.

I suggest you to have a pre-meditated answers for this. The preparation you do for this question not only help you to answer at interviews but also at anywhere you are required to introduce yourself. Importantly, remember that most of the face-to-face interview questions will be asked from the answer which you made to the previous question.

Tips for "Tell me about yourself":

1)Do not be ordinary in answering this question. This is the question will make the interviewing officer set up a mood on you.

2) Tell something interestingly like start from your name and it's meaning, strengths, weakness, birth, primary & Higher secondary education at school, achievements at school, then college education and achievements, other activities. Come to your professional experience and achievements. Finish off with your family members.

3) This will give enormous confidence in you to answer for any other questions if they asked. These basics we do at Defence Services Interviews too.

All the best
Ms. Annapurna,

Acknowledging the valuable in-puts received from some of our other fellow professional, I'd want to share my thoughts too on this.

Interviewing can be made interesting, in fact, an experience that there is enough of information shared and obtained. It can be free-wheeling of thoughts, which taking the data to make assessments. Looking for a win-win situation for all, an experience worth remembering whichever the result goes. The person being interviewed goes with a good feeling that the time spent was worthwhile, and can be a goodwill ambassador, even if the interview doesn't go in his/her favor.

I wonder how many can really experience such interviews or claim to conduct such types of interviews when filling in vacant positions is always in a hurry.

The basic premise of every job-interview is to assess the candidate on several parameter, which begin with the following

Do You Fit? - Every organization's first thought is about fitment and potentially fit in a certain department. The interviewer is trying to pinpoint not only whether you match up well with both the company's and department's activities but also whether you'll complement the talents of your potential coworkers.

Do You Understand the Company and Its Purpose?

How Do You Stack Up Against the Competition?

Do You Have the Right Mind-Set for the Job and Company?

Do You Want the Job?

Do You Have the Skills to Do the Job?


Against this back drop - opening the interview with Tell me about Yourself - Interviewers use this as an opener as it could tell them what are the soft skills you have and what will you need to succeed in the job and organization, such as the ability to work well on teams or the requisite common sense to figure things out with some basic training. therefore could be the most comfortable opener or ice-breaker.

The interviewer wants to see how articulate you are, how confident you are and generally what type of impression you would make on the people with whom you came into contact on the job.It also gives the interviewer get a sense of what you think or ought to be important. Most find this question to be a particularly difficult one to answer. That is a misplaced view. This question offers an opportunity to describe yourself positively and focus the interview on your strengths. Be prepared to deal with it. These days, it’s unavoidable. Like me, most interviewers start off their interviews with this question. A lot of interviewers open with it as an icebreaker or because they're still getting organized, but they all use it to get a sense of whom you are.

My experience suggests highlight your most important accomplishments, and, be brief.

A word of caution, please do not drop-names. Usually knowing someone at a company where you’re seeking employment is a good thing. It might seem like a good idea. Name-dropping is a technique that might seem smart during an interview, but think twice before you work a name into the conversation. HR folks can sabotage a search if they feel one-upped. By dropping names without any tact could rub a human resources official the wrong way and it might even cost you the job. Experts say that most good hiring managers will see right through it and the ploy could backfire drastically

Having said all this I think this is the stupidest question to ask, reason being, your c.v. tells the interviewers everything they want to know about your job. Two factors emerge then, that the interviewer hasn't seen your profile or the interviewer wants to examine your thought organization process.

You might follow these links to get a little more insight into what has been said here.



10 of the MOST STUPID interview questions EVER

Tell Me About Yourself -- Interview Question | Monster

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Hi Annapurna
This question is to create a first impression on the employer. You confirm what is written in the CV while answering this. Always go through your CV once before attending any interview. Your communication skills, how you behave ie body langauge, etc are studied. There is nothing to be confused about this as it is only a self introduction. It helps the person who is interviewing not to go through the CV and once he is impressed inthe first instance and requirements he may continue to view the CV and take it further. Be bold and answer straight. Do not be nervous. Cut short your answer by answering to the question. Do not unnecessarily elaborate everything thinking that they will be impressed. Make your position easy if you get the employment there. After all if you are selected you will work with the person or else it is liek a train passenger who will be let off after the interview.
Well,
This is the common question from the interviewer as through this question interviewer want to know the background of the candidate as well as their way of presenting, communicating etc and based on that they move further rounds etc.
Through this, the better you present yourself as per your cv , better will be the chances to move further.
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