What To Say When the Interview Question Is “Tell Me About Yourself”

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Author : Peggy McKee

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Job candidates often dread this typical opening gambit of interviewers:  “Tell me about yourself.”  It’s so open-ended that candidates sometimes mistake it for a getting-to-know-you icebreaker, and start chatting.  But that’s not what you need to be focusing on when you are asked this question.


Every minute in your interview is precious “real estate” that you need to make the most of.   No matter what type of position you’re interviewing for, and no matter what level of authority or salary it is, you need to target your message.