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Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Many interviewers will start off with this question, which could throw you off a bit. You've done all of this research on the company but have you prepared to talk about yourself? The interviewer is looking for relevant information to the position you applied for. Respond by mentioning your education, how many years of experience you have in your field, and be sure give some details about your most current position. Conclude your response with a statement about what you are looking for in a position at this time.
Answer examples
"With pleasure! I have over 10 years in experience with selling professional services and am interested in growing my career to the next level. On a more personal note, I love to read, go hiking and spend a lot of my extra time volunteering with the humane society."
Sales answer example
"I started my sales career in a large corporate setting and there I received a promotion within only a few months. I decided that I wanted to stretch my wings and made the leap to a startup. There, I earned the fastest promotion in company history and followed that up with the fastest deal to close after promotion. I have had continued success here and am in my preferred sales territory. However, I feel that I may have outgrown the position and right now, there isn't an opportunity for a managerial position here, so I'm looking at outside opportunities, such as this one."
Retail answer example
"I started my career in retail very young. In fact, my first job at sixteen was as a sales associate at a large department store and I have pretty much stuck to retail ever since, with the exception of waitressing in college while on campus, but each break and summer, I returned to my parent's home and picked up in the department store where I left off. After high school, I got my associates degree in fashion merchandising and continuing to a four year university where I obtained my B.A. in communications. Since then, I have held various leadership and management positions in both small boutiques and large department stores. I am currently looking to take my experience and career to the next level by pursuing this position as the Junior's department manager, your highest volume department from what I understand, with my sights set on becoming one of the store's associate managers within the coming years."
Marketing answer example
"I graduated with a B.A. in Economics, and started my career in sales. After a successful 3 years, I decided to begin making the moves to move to the marketing side. Freelancing on the side to shore up my creative skill set prepared me for the leap to my first marketing position as an inbound marketing coordinator. I am still with the same organization, but now as a content manager. I help build out the marketing calendar and execute its items from blog posts to social media to email marketing efforts. In my next role, ideally with your company, I am looking for the next step towards a director position where it is less focused on the day-to-day blog posting and more on the big picture sales efforts, and how we get the company to the next level."

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User-Submitted Answers

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am 38 years old and have eleven years experience in hospitality and food services.I am married and have two children.Love this job and would like to work in serious company which will respect my knowledge.
I am a hardworking person.
Sure! I'm a graduate of FDU, majored in PoliSci. I focused on legal studies while in college, but I worked in IT while in college. I also have over 5 years of banking and customer service experience.
Sure, I'm a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where I majored in Political Science. I have over 5 years of technical expertise and customer service experience.
Perseverance, Pro-activeness, Loyalty, and common sense are words that can define my personality. Also a very good friend to my friends.
I like the big letter "B" and I cannot lie.
Hardworking and critical thinker.