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  • so tell me about yourself is probably one of the most difficult questions to answer.

  • It sounds so simple.

  • What we have to do is talk about ourselves but first impressions of very, very important in a job interview.

  • And that's why everybody finds this so difficult.

  • So today I'm going to give you the perfect method for answering this question.

  • Next time you have a job interview, let's go.

  • Hi, everybody.

  • It's me, your British pronunciation Coach Elliott from E.

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  • Now, today we're actually doing something a little bit different to pronunciation.

  • We're going to be focusing on job interviews, specifically that dreaded question.

  • So tell me about yourself.

  • It's quite a difficult question to answer because there are so many different things we could say.

  • We could tell them that we like long walks on the beach.

  • We like holidays.

  • We like playing with our dog, but that's not what they want to hear.

  • This is how you sell yourself, so make sure you do it right now.

  • I think I have the perfect method.

  • This is a method I've seen people I've interview for job positions use, and it's also a technique I've used when I've answered this question in job interviews in the past before I started e T j English.

  • So if I abbreviated all of the steps into one word, it would say hanker hanker which doesn't really work unless that works for you.

  • Maybe you can remember that usually all of these kind of instructional videos come with some kind of amazing word which you can remember.

  • I'm not I'm not good enough for that.

  • I'm just going to tell you the different steps on Find your own way of remembering them.

  • Eso Step one is h How how did you get here?

  • What brought you to this interview?

  • How have you achieved the opportunity to get to this interview on DSO?

  • Start here too is achieve What have you achieved?

  • What achievements have you made that would be valuable during this time that you were building to get to this job position.

  • So achievements, things you have achieved M motivation.

  • What motivates you?

  • What has motivated you in the past on what is motivating you now that could benefit the company in the future.

  • And K, it's a bit of an interesting one.

  • It's actually kill.

  • Yes, Kill I like to use this because it's the final blow.

  • You could even say, Knock out, kill or knock out.

  • Just don't bring any knives or guns with you to the interview.

  • That would be very, very unfortunate.

  • And you probably wouldn't get the job, summarize everything and kill them by showing them why you are the best person for this job.

  • All the things that you've just said are now leading up to this final position of telling them why you're perfect for the job.

  • So let's start now.

  • Let's start with step one and we're going to build a sample.

  • Answer.

  • So number one, how how did you get here?

  • Let's say you're applying for a sales job.

  • So a job in sales just start by simply saying, Well, I've been working in sales for about five years now.

  • That's all you need to say.

  • Just tell them how you got here, how it all began, right?

  • Well, I've been working in sales for about five years now.

  • Okay, so you're showing on overview of the experience you've had.

  • You might have also noticed I started with the word Well, well is a great friendly way to start, so well, I've been working in sales.

  • If you just immediately say I've been working in sales, it can sound quite aggressive.

  • So when you use that word well, at the beginning, it kind of introduces what you're going to talk about on.

  • It also prepares you.

  • It's a nice formal filler words that you can use to begin.

  • Now, let's say you have no job experience.

  • You could say, Well, I've been studying law for however many years.

  • Well, I've been taking a course to become a personal trainer over the past, however many years.

  • So just think about what has led you to this position.

  • How did you get here?

  • Include the years or the time that you spent studying or working in a related job role or your previous role or learning experience?

  • That's all you need to do for the first step.

  • Now you need to link it with second step, which is achievements.

  • So the best way to start this is over this time or during this time.

  • Now, when I say achievements, I don't just mean achievements, as in winning an award or something like that.

  • If you have, that's brilliant.

  • Please included in this answer.

  • But what else have you achieved mentally?

  • Physically?

  • Maybe, for example.

  • And during this time, I've built a great deal of leadership skills, people, skills on overall.

  • Generally, I've just built a lot of confidence.

  • Now you could mention on awards you've won, so you could say the highlight Waas when I was promoted.

  • Or the highlight was when I won the award for best Salesman of the Year.

  • Something like that, right?

  • So it's good to include a little award or a special achievement.

  • Maybe your shop that you worked in won a special award of all the other shops in the area or something like that.

  • So always try and include some kind of achievement if you have one.

  • But if not, just talk a little bit more about those leadership skills, the confidence you've built on other special traits, which would be useful to the person interviewing you.

  • Now motivation is the next step.

  • This is very, very important.

  • You want to show them how motivated you are to achieve goals, reach targets on.

  • This is how I would answer this section.

  • I'm always looking to improve both professionally on personally by surrounding myself with successful people and making sure I'm always meeting my targets, which had been set by my manager.

  • What we're showing is that you are a motivated person.

  • You want to meet those targets that your manager gives you.

  • You want to reach those goals that they set you no matter how hard they are?

  • You're also showing that you want to improve yourself on a job like this could help you improve yourself.

  • You've already built a lot of skills which you mentioned earlier, but you're still looking to grow.

  • You're still looking to become better on.

  • That's what you've shown here on.

  • Finally, you want to kill them, knock them out, finished them off.

  • Whatever you want to say.

  • And here is very, very simple.

  • This is where you complete the process and you sell yourself.

  • So working for this company, which has such a good reputation.

  • Okay, Listen to me again.

  • So, working for this company, make sure you use the word.

  • So because what you're doing now is finalizing all of these things you've just mentioned there now leading to this final moment.

  • So you begin with so or therefore.

  • So if you want to be very formal you could say.

  • Therefore, working for this company, which has such a great reputation, would definitely be the best opportunity for me to show my skills and use them and continue to grow on their Ugo.

  • Call the paramedics.

  • You've killed them.

  • Well done.

  • So it's very simple.

  • You don't need to talk for ages.

  • When you answer this question, just briefly explain a few things.

  • Step by step, process begin.

  • How did I get here?

  • Well, I've been working in sales for around five years.

  • Achievements?

  • What did you achieve during that time?

  • You want a manager awards?

  • You've built some confidence and people skills, leadership skills, working as a team, ability, toe handle money, the ability to deal with clients, whatever it is.

  • List around three things there and then motivation.

  • What motivation have you had?

  • That's help you achieve those achievements you just mentioned.

  • Okay, you're motivated to always impress your manager.

  • You're motivated to always show how good you are at something to meet targets.

  • Okay, To stay in the good books, right?

  • So show that motivation on then.

  • Finally, all of this summarizes into a therefore or a So this company, which has such a good reputation.

  • Such a famous great company would be the best place for me to use the skills I have and to further myself to grow to get even better than I already am.

  • Now, of course, we don't want it to sound like we're just reading, you know, reading something that I've just explained to you.

  • So you have tow, allow yourself to just let the words come out.

  • My best advice is always have this structure in your mind, Aunt, think about which step you're on while you're speaking.

  • But please, never, ever memorize.

  • Don't memorize what you're going to say in an interview.

  • It sounds terrible.

  • You'll sound like a robot.

  • You need to inject your own Internation your own personality into this.

  • Make sure you're doing bits of rising and falling.

  • Add some rising tones to some important words to show emotion.

  • Okay, on its okay toe.

  • Have little pauses and have a quick think about what you're going to say next.

  • They're not judging you on that.

  • It's not an eye outs test.

  • They just want you to give a good answer.

  • And if your English is good enough, then you'll be fine.

  • You just have to answer the question in the correct way.

  • So I hope this helped practice it a few times.

  • Come up with a few different phrases you're use, but just let it happen when they ask you the question.

  • And of course, if you really need to improve your Internation, then maybe you'd be interested in taking my British pronunciation course where you learn about all the rules of intonation, how to use it in maybe that important job interview on also all of the sounds.

  • All of the techniques in the British accent, side by side with me on WhatsApp sending voice messages or wechat if you're in China on duh Yeah, I'm a professional accent coach.

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  • That's what I do on a daily basis.

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  • I will see you in the next video.

  • Please stay safe.

  • Take care.

  • I'll speak to you soon.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Bye.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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