“Tell me about yourself,” or similar questions, are frequently asked by interviewers at the start of job interviews.
Although the interviewers may have the candidate’s resume, the question allows hiring managers to hear a condensed version of the candidate’s background and insight into the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
By answering this question correctly, the candidate sets the tone for the interviewer as someone confident and attentive to the job requirements.
How a candidate approaches the question can sometimes serve as an icebreaker, as interviewers may use the candidate’s response to spark other essential conversations.
So, how best do you go about answering the question correctly?