“Stories are powerful and are what people remember most,” he said.
The interviewer wants to know that you can do the job, that you fit into the team, what you have accomplished in your prior positions and how can you help the organization.” Nancy Fox, of Fox Coaching Associates, agrees.There are many ways to respond to this question correctly and just one wrong way: by asking, “What do you want to know?” That tells me you have not prepared properly for the interview and are likely to be equally unprepared on the job.She notes that “many candidates, unprepared for the question, skewer themselves by rambling, recapping their life story, delving into ancient work history or personal matters.” She recommends starting with your most recent employment and explaining why you are well qualified for the position.According to Fox, the key to all successful interviewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for.4) Ask your (trusted) friends for feedback on your answer.If their eyes glaze, then you’ll need to refine your answer. She is one of Australia’s leading interview coaches.I tell the interviewer what I do in one sentence and then say, ‘And I also happen to be the Guinness Book of World Records’ fastest-talking female.’ Then I elaborate.” According to Capo, the main thing in anything you do is to be memorable, in a good way.Your goal when you answer the ‘tell me about yourself’ question is to find a way stand out from everyone else.I also wanted to get a sense of what they thought was important. Like me, most interviewers start off with this or similar job interview questions.Most candidates find this question to be a particularly difficult one to answer. This question offers an opportunity to describe yourself positively and focus the interview on your strengths. A lot of interviewers open with it as an icebreaker or because they’re still getting organized, but they all use it to get a sense of whom you are.