Tell me something about yourself?

@vrianna (185)
Philippines
April 18, 2011 4:07am CST
I'm planning to apply in a call center, in an interview they always ask you "Tell me something about yourself?". Can you share me the best yet simple answer? Thanks in advance.
4 responses
@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
- If you're a fresh graduate, give a brief background of your education and something that's not written in your resume. - If you have past work experiences, use that as a way to introduce yourself. Showcase the ones that will be appropriate for the post your applying for. For example you're applying for a TSR, you can say: "I'm a computer technician. I've worked for..."
@vrianna (185)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
hi yallit, Thanks for the information. Actually, I'm always a bit nervous every time I have an interview. That's why I keep on studying and practicing so that I'm prepared.
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
An interview is a formal conversation so what you're going to say has to sound formal. But with the question in question, I don't think it is formal. I've never been to an interview but the following might give you an idea: [i] Most interviews are lost because the candidate doesn't actually listen to the question. Listen carefully; if you don't understand what they want ask them to repeat the question. Think about exactly what they are asking - what do they need to know? Is it referring to particular skills, knowledge, principles, understanding, your experience etc. Use the question as a platform to sell yourself, but be honest. If it is appropriate use the question to give concrete examples of what you have done/can do. Be careful not to become anecdotal you must make a clear connection between the question and your answer.[/i]
• South Africa
18 Apr 11
The most powerful tool on an interview is too be very confident this helps even if you dont know the answer to a given question...you can be confident about something which is nearly to the answer that is ask.
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
17 Aug 11
Be positive. Let your employer know your strengths. Give specific examples that illustrate that you are motivated, hardworking, and a team player. In addition, emphasize that you are not afraid to ask for help when you have questions.
@owlwings (39593)
• Cambridge, England
18 Apr 11
What the interviewer wants to hear is how you are likely to relate to the job. They don't want to know that you were basketball champion in High School or that you love your cats or dogs! They really want to know what your personal attitude is, whether you are a realistic person who is likely to be able to handle whatever situation may occur and whether you are articulate (the information in the CV/resume is one thing but can you talk about it honestly and openly?) Keep it 'on topic' and professional, say something about your strong points (but it is also positive to mention your weak points). Here is some good advice from an experienced interviewer: http://www.bpodiary.com/tell-me-something-about-yourself/