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Me About Yourself
copyright (c) by Kevin Donlin
One of the most dreaded job interview questions has to be "So, tell me about yourself ..."
How in the heck do you prepare for an open-ended question like that?
This week, our guest expert, Carole Martin, a job interview coach with 15 years of experience, is here to help!
So, without further ado, here's Carole ...
Here are five ways you can prepare.
"I have been
in the customer service industry for five years. My most recent experience
has been handling incoming calls in the high tech industry. One reason
I really enjoy this business, and the challenges that go along with
it, is the opportunity to connect with people. In my last job, I formed
some significant customer relationships resulting in a 30
3) Mention your
strengths and abilities:
4) Conclude with
a statement about your current situation:
Even if you are not asked this type of question in an interview, this preparation will help you focus on what you have to offer.
You will also find that you can use the information in this exercise to assist you in answering other questions. The more you can talk about your product -- you -- the better chance you will have at selling it!
Carole Martin, Monster.com's
Interview Coach, has 15 years of human resources management experience.
She is a recognized expert on behavioral interviewing techniques and
offers a free interview assessment to readers at http://www.1-stop-job-interviews.com
Kevin Donlin is Managing Editor of 1 Day Resumes. The 1DR writers provide same-day, one-on-one resume writing assistance. He is also author of "Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed," a do-it-yourself manual that will help you find a job in 30 days ... or your money back. For more information, click here.