16 Tell Me About Yourself (Part 2)

On this page, you will answer the most common interview question: “Tell me about yourself.” You will do the following:

  • Gather ideas.
  • Describe yourself.

A. Gather Ideas

The following is a writing tool. Use this tool to gather ideas for answering the “Tell me about yourself” question.

  1. Type your answers in the boxes on the Tell Me About Yourself page.
  2. Export your ideas into a Word document on the Export your ideas page.

B. Describe Yourself

Imagine that an interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself.”

Record yourself telling the interviewer about yourself. Use the ideas you gathered. Talk about the following:

  • Soft skills (I am ___, ___, and ___. For example, … .)
  • Education (I studied … . Now I am studying … .)
  • Work experience (I worked as a ___ for ___ years.)
  • What or why you want the job (I am looking for … . I enjoy/like … .)
  • Other

You can download the recording and send it to a teacher or tutor for feedback.

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