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  • Don Georgevich here,author of the Complete Interview Answer Guide

  • and today I'm going to answer the question for you " Tell me about yourself."

  • just like I do inside the Complete Interview Answer Guide , I mean

  • where to start? What do they want to know? I mean, should you start in high school?

  • college? first-grade? It's one of the most frequently asked questions in the interview

  • When the way you answer this question is going to set the tone for

  • the rest of the interview.

  • This can be a challenging question answer

  • if you're not prepared for it. But it's really asked

  • as an icebreaker. Like I said this is an open-ended question

  • but really what the interviewer wants to hear about

  • is your recent work experience.I mean why don't they just ask

  • ask you know about your recent work experience because they want to see

  • where you gonna go

  • within an open-ended question. I mean your answer tells them a lot. It tells them where your mind is.

  • If you start telling them, you know, when asked this question know that you're Cleveland Browns fan

  • well, then you way off base with what they want to hear

  • and you've just make your first interview mistake. Now what do you want the interviewer to know about you when you leave?

  • Do you want them to know about your work experience? or your personal interest?

  • confident for hiring decision is gonna be based

  • on your work experience. Save your personal interest

  • for the water cooler after you get the job. I'm gonna tell you the wrong way to

  • answer this question

  • don't pro it back in their lab and said what would you like to know

  • That the answer really been floating around for a while

  • and all I really does is just kinda shut that question right back at the

  • interviewer in an insulting way

  • and we don't need to re-ask the question.They just gonna not appreciate that

  • A better way to answer that would be to say, you know, what part of my work experience would you like me to talk about

  • And I say this way because I mean now the interviewer they can reply with the simple straightforward answer

  • and some interviewers want you to start from your first job,you know they have thirty years ago

  • and others just want to hear about what you've been doing recently

  • if the interviewer want would like you to start from the first job ,mean assuming it's been several years and she has the job then lightly touch on the jobs that you no longer hold but

  • expand on your current most recent jobs experience and accomplishments the ones they are more

  • relevant to the job you're applying for

  • focus your answer and talk about your accomplishments

  • from your current most recent job and lightly touch on your daily duties

  • mean these are the things an interviewer really want to hear

  • because if you think you were successful at you past job

  • then you'll be successful at this job, even if you don't feel that you accomplished

  • anything. Look deep and think of something you did

  • that helped the company or better yet describe an accomplishment that you've

  • contributed to the company

  • just make sure it's in the same line of work.I mean you know

  • don't take credit for boosting sales, you know, if your job was to fix computers

  • it's just totally unrelated .

  • Briefly talk about your current employer or your past employer

  • discussed two, three your most significant accomplishments

  • and talk about a few of your key strengths

  • has they relate to the job for which you are applying for

  • and how they can benefit,how the employer can benefit

  • from your strengths. Then, discuss how you see yourself

  • fitting into a position at the company. Lay out form

  • this is tell them what you see, tell them how you are going to be an integral part of the company and help them grow.

  • Talk about how you completed projects

  • on time and under budget. Tell them how you can increase sales revenues for two straight quarters in a row

  • Described how you came up with the new procedure

  • it save the company money

  • and you could say,you know, I've been a customer service industry for several years

  • and most my experience has been dealing with calls from our customers

  • I truly enjoy working with the people in this business

  • as well as the challenges.

  • In my last job,the good relationship I formed with my customers resulted in me

  • holding the highest customer retention rate of everyone else in my department

  • now you might use that answer if you were going for a customer service job

  • and you can even change that around a little bit to make it fit

  • on your industry and make it your own answer.

  • Because one thing I want you to get from this is

  • I don't want you to memorize my answers because that's not gonna do you any good

  • I want you to see the language I used and how I bring it all together

  • and I want you to do it too, and I design these answers

  • in exactly that way. Another way to answer this question

  • you could say,"One of my best strengths is my attention to details."

  • when I set out to work on a task or a project, I always make sure...hahaha Let's do that good

  • One of my best strengths is my attention to detail

  • when I set out to work on a task or a project, I always

  • make sure it gets done on time.

  • This is Don Georgevich for the complete interview answer guide for job interview tools dot com

  • step by my side anytime and because you'll see a more question than answers.Bye bye now

Don Georgevich here,author of the Complete Interview Answer Guide

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