Tell me about yourself.

→ most commonly asked question. The interviewer(s) can learn a lot about you, concerning the content in your answer and how you communicate this answer. This question is asked in both technical and non-technical interviews.

Outline of a response:

  • Name, school where you’re studying, major/minor *optional: why you chose to major or minor in these fields *
  • First experience, what you did there
  • Transition into next experience, what you did there (doesn’t need to be a job, can be an organization you are heavily involved in on campus)
  • What you’re doing now at your current job/org
  • Looking forward, I believe I am a good fit for ____.

Your response may seem lengthy. To avoid this, try to be concise and sum up each point in one sentence.

Example:
I wanted to learn how start-ups manage their finances, so I decided to work for ____, where I oversaw their accounts.

You hit all three points in one sentence, and it states where you worked, why you worked there, and what you accomplished.

Example 2:
I strongly believe in advocating for LGBTQ rights, so I joined ____  and worked my way to an officer position, where I reach out to communities and organize campus events.

 

El

3 Comments

  1. Charlie
    February 8, 2017 @ 1:15 am

    very wow*

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  2. koredespeaks
    February 8, 2017 @ 2:30 am

    I really like what you’re doing with your blog. You’re providing relevant information that is useful to a big target audience, which is college students. I think that your website is easy to access as well. My only suggestion would be to see if there’s a way to separate your tips and examples by boxes or different sections maybe. So that visually it won’t look like a very long page. Kind of like tricking the eye, if you can format it differently. Overall, I really like the topic of your blog and can’t wait to see your future posts.

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    • El
      February 8, 2017 @ 2:35 am

      Hey Korede,

      Comments like yours give me the motivation to keep on writing for this blog, haha. I really appreciate your feedback, and I do agree with you that I should spice up the post a bit to make it seem less like a long page. I will try to change things up in the future and I hope my blog helps you in any way 🙂

      -El

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