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Tell me about Yourself

HR Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself.

This is the most common open-ended interview question and likely to be among the first. It’s your chance to introduce your qualifications, good work habits, etc.
Keep it mostly work and career related.

Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position. Remember that the key to all successful interviewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for.

In other words you must sell what the buyer is buying. This is the single most important strategy in job hunting.

**Points to Remember**

  • In the beginning of interviewing you should keep in mind that this question is key to interview success.
  • The important thing to remember here is that you need to act and appear confident.
    • The important thing to remember here is that you need to act and appear confident.
    • Highlight Impressive accomplishments and talk about your hobbies
    • Conclude by Explaining Your Current Situation.
    • Keep Your Answer Work-Related
    • Remember Manners Matter at Job Interviews
    • Be Concise When Answering.

How to Answer "Tell me about Yourself"

Possible Answer:

“I graduated with a Business degree in 2010, and was offered an account management position from a telecommunications company I had interned with. I loved working with customers and managing and growing my accounts, but the industry we were in just wasn’t very appealing to me. After that, I stayed a full year and learned a ton about how to build and manage accounts successfully and I ended up becoming a top performer in my group before leaving. I left at the 1-year-mark to pursue a very similar position within an industry I’m much more excited about- healthcare. I’ve been at this healthcare startup space for 2 years with this company and I feel ready to take my career to the next level so that’s why I’m currently looking for a new opportunity.”

Possible Answer:

“I graduated with a degree in Engineering two months ago. I chose that field of study because I’ve always been interested in math and physics, and a couple of family members told me it leads to great career options. One of my key accomplishments during my academic career was speaking at a conference on the topic of energy-efficient window design, based on research I had done for one of my senior-level classes. This led to an internship that I just wrapped up, so I’m actively looking for a full-time position now.”

Possible Answer:

“Hi, I am Aryan. I am from Delhi. I completed my B. Com (Honors) from Christ College, Bengaluru in 2018.

My father is a doctor, and my mother is a social worker. I have a younger brother who is pursuing his B.Tech.

I love playing basketball and have represented my school in many competitions. My active participation in sports has taught me many skills. I am also an active member of my school alumni club and take initiative in organizing alumni meets.

Possible Answer:

“Hi, I am Jonathan Sebastian, I am from Colorado, I graduated from Oxford in 2019.

I hired a famous IT company through campus placement. I have been working with the company for almost a decade now. I learned a ride from a manager to ins and outs of IT operations of my ride.

My qualifications and work experience make me the perfect candidate for the profile. I would like to join your organization to explore new dimensions and further improve my skills.“

Possible Answer:

My name is Jayesh, I’m 22 years old and I recently graduated from University X with a B.A. in international business. While there, I learned a lot of theory in subjects like corporate communication, international economics, corporate governance, and more. I was also part of the student government, and maintained a GPA of 3.6.

I’ve worked hard in my education and now I’m ready to apply my knowledge into practice.

While I don’t have any real-life work experience, I’ve had a lot of exposure to the business environment. A lot of my courses involved working with real companies to solve real problems.

Now, I’m looking to leverage everything I’ve learned in uni and get some hands-on work experience.

Possible Answer:

“I can sum up my entire personal and professional life in three words – I can win! My dad and my current boss, both would vouch for the fact that I have a havoc wrecking never-say-die spirit! It is impossible to subdue me, no matter what. I also make sure that this attitude becomes contagious within my team. Some of my colleagues say that I encourage my teammates as a football coach during crunched situations!”

Possible Answer:

“Hi, I am Shubham. I am from Delhi. I completed my English Honors from Hindu College which is affiliated to Delhi University. I completed my twelfth grade from Delhi Public School with 89% from CBSE Boards. My family includes my father who is an engineer, my mother who is a lawyer and my brother who is pursuing his MS in Computer Science from Cornell University. I love playing chess and have represented my school in various district and state level chess competitions. I am also a part of Rotary Club where I have participated in community service at various schools teaching the underprivileged and visiting a number of old age homes. Being part of the Rotary Club has given me a different perspective of life which makes me appreciate what I am and where I am.”

Possible Answer:

“Hi, I am Shashank. Born and brought up in Patna, Bihar, I studied in a convent school and it was around my ninth grade where I developed a keen interest in Internet and Technology. Following my interest, I pursued my Bachelors in Computer Application from Women’s College, Patna. As part of my curriculum, I particularly found the subjects of Computer Networks and Design of Algorithms highly intriguing, as these subjects created in me a passion to study the computer related courses in much more detail. Alongside, I also started preparing for my Master of Computer Application course. Besides my curriculum, I participated in various events pertaining to art and culture held in my college. Talking about my profession, now I am qualified computer programmer where I work on various programming languages such as C, Java, PHP, JavaScript, C++, Python, Shell, Ruby, Objective-C and C#. Besides my work and academic, I am extremely passionate about playing Guitar, which is a great stress-buster for me.”

Possible Answer:

“My name is Gaurav Dev. I am from Noida. I have worked for 3 years in Mamsys Technologies as a Sales Supervisor. During this stint, my responsibilities included selling computers and its parts along with which, I have also had the opportunity of managing a 5-member team. I would like to emphasise on the fact that my team has always outperformed other teams and managed to spike the sales volume every quarter. For this, I as well as my team have received several awards also. Thus, my qualification and background as a reliable resource to my past company makes me a suitable candidate for the position of a Sales Manager at your reputed firm.”