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Monday, 18 June 2018 08:38

What are some things you should, and should not say, during a job interview when you get asked "so tell me a little bit about yourself"?

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Focus on the aspects of your work experience that apply specifically to the position that you’re applying for.

This can also take the form of, “if I asked one of your faculty members/previous supervisors to tell me about you, what would they say?”

Your answer should spotlight the education, experience, and work ethic that matches what the employer is seeking in an employee.

End by saying you are well prepared for the position the interviewer is trying to fill.

Another version of ‘tell me about yourself’ is … “What would you like me to know about you?”

Keep the answer short and power-packed.

Identify four to five qualities that make you a strong candidate.

Highlight your academic achievements, ability to do the type of work you are interviewing for, and your work ethic.


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