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How To Answer, “Tell Me About Yourself”

Posted by | September 9, 2016 | Career

Via LinkedIn : When we meet new people in our careers, we often get asked, “Tell me about yourself.” While it sounds like a simple question, you may find yourself feeling stressed and thinking things like:

What do they want me to say?

Or,

What can I say to impress this person?

It’s hard to be a mind-reader in this situation. That’s why I encourage professionals to use a three-step process for providing a simple, yet positive answer.

Problems, Process & Passion

I have found over the years that the best way to answer this question is by sharing the following:

#1 – Problem – I explain what problem I love to solve for customers and/or employers.

#2 – Process – I highlight the methodology I use to consistently solve the problem.

#3 – Passion – I explain what I am hoping to do next to further my skill set in this area.

NOTE: Don’t be too wordy! They key is to know yourself well enough to be able to give simple, one-sentence summary for each of the three elements above. Your can CLICK HERE to watch this LinkedIn VIDEO where I explain how you can do it in under 30 seconds.

For example, if you were to ask me this question, I might respond with:

I love helping people find their career confidence. I do this with a set of video courses and online career tutoring that teaches best practices in developing your career. I’m hoping to expand this into a global platform so everyone can have affordable access to the tools they need to find greater career success and satisfaction.

It’s Your Turn! Tell Me About Yourself

Source : LINKEDIN | How To Answer, “Tell Me About Yourself”

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