How to answer this hard question: So, tell me about yourself?
You would think that it would be pretty easy to tell people about who you are, but it may just be one of the hardest questions to answer. When meeting someone for the first time, answering this question may not mean anything, or it could just mean everything! This is one of the most frequently asked questions posed during interviews and if you are not prepared, you might as well kiss the job goodbye... The secret is to be prepared by practising what you intend to say. In this way you come across as confident and well prepared, which in turn shows how eager and interested you are in the position you are applying for. Ensure that whatever you say is relevant to the job. Be sure to make the interviewer aware of your skills, experience, strengths and past successes. Do not ask the interviewer what they would like to know. This will only cause them to assume that you are ill prepared. Most importantly, be brief and direct. Good luck!