One of the most common interview questions is, “Tell me about yourself.”

Open-ended questions like this frequently trip people up. It’s a somewhat vague question, and it’s hard to understand what the interviewer is asking. Don’t find yourself unprepared in an interview. Use this question as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

Practice your answer to the question.

Ask yourself the following questions:

What is different about my life that qualifies me for this position?
Why am I interested in this role?
Are my passions & interests aligned with this position?
How do my hobbies & community engagement relate to this role?
Is there anything about my previous career experience or education that would help me excel in this position?
Are the company’s values and vision aligned with my own?

Keep in mind that this question can set the mood for the rest of the interview since it’s usually one of the first questions asked. Be positive and passionate in your response.

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