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  • Hey everyone, I am Vincent and today we're going to be talking about the age old job interview question:

  • Tell me about yourself. Now this question is asked at the start of most job interviews at every company

  • and there's many different ways to be able to word this question

  • but for the most part they're all asking about the same thing.

  • Now the worst thing that you can do is ask the interviewer, well, what do want to know about me?

  • This show that you haven't properly prepared for the interview.

  • Now the interviewer doesn't want to know about your hobbies, your family, or even your favorite TV show.

  • The biggest mistake that many job candidates make is thinking that interviewer wants to know about them personally, as a person.

  • So what major points do you want to get across?

  • Well, the interviewer is interested in understanding if you can do the job.

  • Whether or not you would fit into the team and the culture of the organization

  • and what you have accomplished in the past and how you can help their organization,

  • but they're not asking you to give your entire biography,

  • or read through your resume line by line.

  • Keep your statements brief and your answer to this question should be around two to three minutes.

  • You also want to make sure that you show that you know a lot about the company,

  • about the job description, and about the role that you're applying for.

  • Make sure to do a quick Google search to understand what the company does and maybe even look for some recent headlines.

  • Now there's three different sections that you want to make sure that you cover.

  • So let's break it down. Section number one is education and experience.

  • You want to also number two: highlight your most important accomplishments.

  • and number three: show that you have drive, energy, and motivation.

  • especially through your tone and how you say things

  • sometimes how you say it is even more important than what you say

  • but at the end of the day there's one thing that you want to get across I can add value and be a great fit for your organization.

  • I recently completed my MBA from South University

  • where I led 150 other peers as the class President implemented the campuses first recycling program.

  • Last summer I interned at SanCity Corporation.

  • Where I developed the holiday sales and marketing strategy that led to the largest growth in sales the company had ever experienced.

  • While I really enjoyed that experience,

  • I'm very interested in this opportunity with Solar Media because of my passion for green energy and delivering sustainable growth in sales.

  • Let's review what this interviewee did well. Number one: he included his academic background with an MBA from South University.

  • And, he presented that he was a student leader there. He also showed that he had

  • relevant experience starting a recycling program in a passion in green energy while driving growth in sales at a previous job.

  • He also showed that he's very

  • interested in this opportunity and passionate about the industry that he wants to be able to join.

  • Therefore he can add value and be a great fit for this organization.

  • Now you want to make sure that you practice practice practice.

  • This is your first impression to the interviewer, so you don't want to lose their attention

  • in order to really knock it out of the park, you want to plan

  • and rehearse. It is almost guaranteed that you're going to get a question similar to this one

  • so you want to make sure that you're selling what the interviewer is buying.

  • Think about what they'll be interested in by really understanding the job description

  • and the traits that they're looking for in the job description.

  • And, make sure you focus on those strengths.

  • Again, your answer should be no more than three minutes, nothing worse than somebody who ramble

  • so think of it as a movie preview

  • you just wanna hook the interviewer in just enough that they're gonna pay for that ticket to watch the entire movie.

  • You also want to make sure that you find a way to stand out from the rest to the crowd.

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Hey everyone, I am Vincent and today we're going to be talking about the age old job interview question:

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