How on the planet to address this question: Inform Me About Yourself! Let me examine the procedure from both perspectives: Yourself and the employer.
You: (Exactly what can I say that this employer wants to hear? If I say excessive about all of my achievements it will make me seem conceited and a know-it-all). I’m lost.
Employer: Help! I don’t want to hear about a pedigree from this person. I simply wish to hear that this prospect can work well with the other employees, do the job and avoid of my hair!
You: I want to impress this employer that I can do the task. I’ll search for a number of examples about how I have done my work. I want to keep the examples I will inform to about 2 minutes each. Gee, I’ll need to tap my memory bank to outline things I have actually taken pride in. Hey, it may be a smart idea to compose these out and memorize them so I do not babble all over the location.
Company: I’ll give this person about 2-4 minutes to inform their story, then I need to get back to the abilities and skills essential to do the task. Headache resolved.
You: If the company DOESN’T ask me this concern, my efforts will not be lost as I can present myself much better in my discussions as a task candidate. Heck, all I need to do is be quick, sincere, genuine and smile a lot!
Company: That “Tell Me About Yourself Concern” sounds a trifle out-dated. I think I’ll just inquire about what the individual does well. (I sure hope that relates to the task description) The prospect is currently informing me about themselves just by being contacted for an interview. I’ll just be client and calm and watch what happens. Job done!