Tell Me About Yourself - A Good Answer to This Interview Question

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Learn how to answer tell me about yourself. Answering Tell me about yourself is one of the hardest and easiest interview questions to answer. This is a good answer to this interview question for freshers and anyone with 20 years of experience. Your answer to this questions is crucial to passing your interview. I'll teach you how to answer tell me about yourself in 3 easy steps so you can walk away with an answer that works perfectly for you. Every job interviewer is going to ask you to "tell me about yourself" and now you will know everything you need to know to answer this question right the first time. This video will show you how to give a good answer to this interview question if you are fresh out of college or a long term professional. This video is perfect for freshers and anyone else who is fresh out of college.

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So, first step. There's three steps; Where do you start? What do you say and where to end? So, the key to answering this question depends on where you're at in your career. So, you might be fresh out of college or you might have been working for 10 or 20 years. Your answer to, “Tell me about yourself” depends on that.
So, if you're fresh out of college and let's say you are going to college for accounting, you might say,
“During high school, I realized that I've enjoyed Accounting 1 and Accounting 2. And I found it fascinating. The numbers made a lot of sense to me. And I really enjoyed creating models. And I decided that's what I wanted to do. So, I went to college to pursue a career in accounting.
And while I was there, I was active in a few different financial clubs and I furthered my experience in accounting. And I had a couple of internships at here and there (Name those companies).
And now, I am looking to get an accounting position in a big accounting firm. And hopefully, within the next three to five years, I will seek out my CPA.”
That's it. That's done. That’s what, like 30 seconds? That's all you need to do to answer, “Tell me about yourself.” That's all the employer wants to hear. And you can do that in 20 or 30 seconds.
Now, here's the trick. You need to have two versions of your answer. So, I gave you the short version. You're going to want to have a long version. Now, I would encourage you to create your long version first. And the long version, maybe, let's say it's 2 minutes long. Now, that's still going to be too long to give in an interview. But create a 2-minute version, condense that long version down to maybe it's 45 seconds to a minute.
And the long version, it's still going to be the same thing as the short version. So, to speak. You're just going to be a little bit longer. You're still going to talk about how you got started in accounting, what you liked about it, what it meant to you. Then you're going to talk about your accounting years in college and maybe just a little bit more detail about what you did. Maybe some of the clubs that you were active in.
Then you're going to go into a little bit more detail about the internships that you had and what you did, what you liked about those. And then you're going to wrap it up with the end point of, “Hopefully in the next 3 to 5 years, I would like to be employed by a large accounting firm and doing accounting for small businesses and hopefully achieve my CPA.” So, you have a long and short version.
Here's why you have a long and a short version. Let's say, for example, you go and do the job interview and you sit down with the hiring manager and he's like, “Okay, Bob, tell me about yourself.” So, when he says it like that and you have maybe 45 minutes to interview, you can probably give the hiring manager the long version; the 45 seconds to a minute. Tell him the whole story.
After you interview the hiring manager, the hiring manager is probably going to introduce you to some other people who may interview you. Now, you may only have 15 minutes. They might say, “Hey, Bob, come here. I want you to meet the director of human resources. Why don't you sit down with her for about 15 minutes.” and she's going to say, “Okay, Bob, tell me about yourself.”
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