One common interview question that leaves candidates stumped is “Tell me about yourself.” Rather than regurgitating whatever information is on the applicants resume, the applicant should formulate a story that differentiates themselves from the rest of the field. They should give a clear and concise answer about how the company will be better off in the long run if they were hired, as opposed to other candidates. They should also do their research on the company, using important factors where appropriate.
- During an interview, treat yourself like a business and pitch yourself as the ideal candidate for the position.
- Don’t repeat what’s already on your resume in the interview, as the interviewer already has access to this knowledge.
- In order to differentiate yourself from the rest of the candidates, create a clear story of how the company will be better off if you’re hired.
“This common question is actually a critical test of a job candidate’s communication skills, so you don’t want to wing it or screw it up.”