How to answer “Tell me about yourself”? 

“Tell me about yourself” is probably the most commonly asked question in interviews.
How you answer this question greatly affects the first impression you give, and sets the tone for the entire interview.
How should you answer this question? -Here are our tips.

1   Keep it professional
-Give a good first impression

-Do not volunteer personal information
Interviewers are not asking this question because they want to know your personal life.

Do not mention your favorite sport team or artist, but rather present yourself as a professional.
Good answer to this question proves why you are the best candidate for the position.

2   Highlight your experience and skills
-Tailor your answer for the job position

-Study the job description and relate the answer
Highlight education, work experience, and skills that are relevant and helps to prove you are the best candidate.
If you do not have working experience, think about transferable skills that you developed at school or in private life that supports your answer.

3   Give answers in chronological order
Keep your answers in chronological order to make it easy for interviewers to understand.
Quickly organize your answer before stating! 

Here is a good example to start your answer.

“I believe I have a very solid background in medical assisting. I earned my degree in medical assisting where I learned viable skills, such as taking vitals, administering injections, explaining treatment procedures to patients, and preparing patients for examination…..”

Remember, keep it professional, highlight your skills/experiences that are relevant, and organize your answer. 
Follow these steps and practice your answer before the interview.
What do you think? Comment below and share us your experience!

author avatar
Ivan Betancourt

You May Also Like…

Google Blog Featuring Jobspeaker’s Use of Vertex AI

Google Blog Featuring Jobspeaker’s Use of Vertex AI

Jobspeaker chose to work with Vertex AI for its curriculum-to-skills mapping. After achieving initial success with classification work, Jobspeaker saw opportunities to use new generative AI capabilities in Vertex AI. These tools are now applied to extracting data that identifies and aggregates skills developed in education and maps them to job descriptions.

read more
Jobspeaker Announces Strategic Acquisition of GradCast

Jobspeaker Announces Strategic Acquisition of GradCast

“The Changes to Gainful Employment Rules that the Department of Education has outlined have a significant reporting requirement,” said Jarlath O’Carroll, Jobspeaker’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. With this acquisition, our education clients will have enhanced tools to document placement and track a student’s employment into their desired career,” continued Mr. O’Carroll.

read more



Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Help + Tips



How it Works

Contact + Press


Press Kit

News & Stories

Do Not Sell Request

Follow Us For the Latest Updates

Yes! We have a plug-and-play job board – but we offer so much more!

Ability to manage and scale quality hands-on learning experiences.

Finally, a way to make curriculum mapping easy! Jobspeaker maps your curriculum to skills employers demand. Then Skills Mapping™ guides learners to programs that teach the skills needed for their dream job.

Automatically built from a student's completed coursework. It showcases what a student has learned, earned, and how it relates to employment.

Our products bridge the education-to-workforce talent pipeline through an AI data-driven platform matching in-demand skills to career pathways.