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Tell me a little bit about yourself.

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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 for which you applied. 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 role at this time.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

"With pleasure! I have over ten years of experience within the professional services industry and am interested in growing my career to the next level, and become an executive assistant. On a more personal note, I love to read, go hiking and spend a lot of my extra time volunteering with the humane society."


" “I attended Communications and Journalism at the University of Michigan. I have three years of experience in Transportation and Logistics. My most recent position was with ABC Company as a Dispatch Coordinator, and I’m currently looking for a position that will allow me to grow into a full time Dispatcher role."


"I am a calm and quiet leader, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Even though I am quiet, I can motivate my team and keep morale high. I was recently awarded 'Most Productive Manager' in my organization."


"I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and started my career in sales. After a successful three years, I decided to begin making the moves 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 to achieve the next step towards a director position."

Nurse Practitioner

"With pleasure! I have over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry 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."


"I started my career in retail very young. My first job at sixteen was as a sales associate at a large department store, and I have stuck to retail ever since. After high school, I achieved my associate's degree in fashion merchandising and continued 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 department manager in your highest volume department."


"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."

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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.

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