Have you ever wondered that why despite of having listed all the details about yourself in the resume, the interviewer still likes to start the session by asking you “Tell me something about yourself”
The reason for this is that people like listening to information been presented to them in the form of verbal expression in contrast to referring to a printed document.
Yes this simply means that they directly like to hear from the horses’s mouth that how would the candidates like to narrate the story of their life, in their own words.
“Tell us something about yourself” doesn’t means that you go right back to your childhood memories and share tales of your first love or your favorite ROCK band or your obsession with Harry Potter; rather think about the awards, accolades or experiences you’ve had in your life.
Consider the themes, personality traits and skills that come across through these experiences and introspect that which of these are the most important to get across through recruiters.
Through personal introduction, the interviewer is giving you a chance to highlight all the key features of your personal and professional life, the top experiences you’ve had so far and the most influential skills you possess.
Follow the points mentioned in the video, the next time you face a job interview and enhance the chances of you getting selected!!