How to Tell about Yourself in an Interview

  posted by: Gretchen



How to Tell about Yourself in an InterviewAttending a job interview gives almost everyone cold feet.  It’s not easy to face a selection panel or very intimidating HR personnel.  But you need to look confident and good in order to hide the butterflies in your stomach during your job interview.  You have to think really hard how you’re going to sell yourself to the interviewer to get the job you’ve always wanted.

Tips to Tell about Yourself in an Interview

Below are some good ways to sell yourself in a job interview.  I, myself have tried these.

  • The first and very common way of starting a job interview is for you to tell about yourself.  This sounds like a personal question but the interviewer is not really interested with things like your husband or wife, children, and favorite books or any interests.  You have to concentrate on things that can make you a good candidate for the job.  Avoid disclosing personal details about your life that are not really important.  Keep your statement relevant and short like about 3 minutes or shorter.  You can rehearse questions and answers at home days before the actual job interview.
  • Talk about your long-term objective.  The interviewer usually asks you a common question like, “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?”  In this case you can frame your answer in terms of the company you’re interviewing with.
  • When you are asked about your strengths and weaknesses, be honest but try to sell yourself well by telling the strengths and characteristics that have positive impact on your skills and abilities as a professional.  For your weaknesses, say or describe the actions that you have done to counteract them.
  • Avoid giving fabricated information on your answers.  If you think you are wise, they are wiser.  They can check your background.
  • When asked about your salary expectations, be sure to have enough background on how much the firm or company pays the position you are applying for.

Here are some of the techniques and interviewing skills that you need to know in order to land to the job.  You have to work on your attire, too.  Good luck and thank you for reading this article.


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