Can You Summarize Your Professional Self in 30-90 Seconds?

Olivia_TellMeAboutYourselfIn this YouTube example, the interviewee was asked this common job interview question: Tell Me About Yourself.

Her answer begins with a clear, concise, focused summary of the work she does.  Then she says how she wants to apply it. The interviewee provides brief examples that prove she has all the experience she claims to have. This is all done perfectly here! 

The answer had to be general because it was a mock interview; in a real interview, you would want to add content specific to the company and the position to which you were applying.  

I’ve blogged about this and other broad commonly-asked interview questions (here). Contact me to start your job interview prep:


2009 Head ShotDarcy Lear is a career coach specializing in job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. For one-on-one support in preparing for your job search or to set up a campus workshop, contact Darcy:
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