Are you ready to answer this commonly-asked job interview question?
With broad questions like, “tell me about yourself” or “what do you do?” it’s important to have a short, descriptive pitch that will pique interest, start a conversation, and invite follow-ups.
Don’t ramble and don’t fill in the blank, “I am a_____.”
Watch this great example from someone who aspires to work in international development and sustainability after finishing her degrees in bioengineering and languages (Spanish and Russian).
Darcy Lear is a career coach specializing in academic writing, job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. To schedule a campus workshop or for help navigating your career transition, contact Darcy: firstname.lastname@example.org The mock interviews were conducted with University of Illinois Urbana Champaign students from Ann Abbott’s “Spanish and Entrepreneurship” course who worked with me on my social media presence as part of their course project in spring 2014.