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Describe yourself in just three words.

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By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

By giving you only three words to describe yourself, the interviewer knows that you are going to choose carefully! Try to use words that are unique and will set you apart. You want to avoid giving an answer that everyone else has likely given. Time to get out your thesaurus and choose some fun and new descriptive words!

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"If I had just three words to describe myself I would say that I am positive, enthusiastic, and available."

Admin
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"The words that best describe me would be attentive, savvy, and creative."

Manager
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"Great question! I would say I am best described as a leader, confident, and patient."

Marketing
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"Just three words to describe me is a challenge! I would say that I am happy, helpful, and transparent."

Retail
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"If I could describe myself in just three words I would say, learner, humorous, and reliable."

Sales
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"Three words that best describe me are ambitious, jovial, and dependable."

Teacher
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"As an educator, it is important to be understanding, patient, and kind. I believe these three words describe me to a tee."

Family Physician
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"I think a common misconception about family practice physicians is that we don't have an understanding of in-depth illnesses, such as a cardiologist or nephrologist may. It's not that we don't have an understanding. Our objective is to identify and manage common illnesses and diseases and to know when a referral to a specialist is appropriate for a client. It takes a group of healthcare providers with varying degrees of specialization to provide collaborative, effective care for patients."

Neurologist
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"I have often been complimented on my relationship building skills. I like to get to know people and ask them questions about themselves; I find it's a great and simple way to start building rapport with others. I consider myself to be a strong relationship builder and take pride in my 'people skills'."

Writer
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"I would describe myself as adaptable, contagious, and determined. I am adaptable in my writing and all other aspects of my life, taking on new challenges and topics even if I am not fully versed in them. I am a contagious personality, making friends and connections easily. I thrive on networking. Also, I am determined to succeed in all that I do and take that determination to boost my team."

Special Education Preschool Teacher
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"I would describe my teaching style as (X, as per the job posting/school website), (X, as per the job posting/school website) and (X, as per the job posting/school website). For instance, in my position of (X position title) for (X company), I (X further information providing context and proof of the successful use of such teaching styles, resulting in great improvements in your students)."

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Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 07/29/2018
Last modified on: 12/20/2018
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