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How do I start when HR ask "Tell me about yourself"

How do I start when HR ask "Tell me about yourself"
please tell me give an Example ?


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Asked by: Pujasawarn | Member Since Jun-2008 | Asked on: Jun 10th, 2008

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Member Since Jul-2008 | Answered On : Jul 21st, 2008

The candidate should remember that this is a professional interview; therefore, you should not have to go into detail about your family, whether or not you have kids, are married or any other personal information like that.  You should not divulge age, the year you graduated high school,national origin, race, marital status if it does not pertain to the job.

If an interviewer asks you to "Tell me about yourself," start by saying something like, "I studied _______ in high school, graduated and continued my education at the University of _________ (or took courses in ______), and graduated with a ____ GPA.

"I started working for ABC Company in 1996 doing _____________________ and left there to pursue_______________.  I was then hired at CDE Company as a (name position), doing __________________.  I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and the type of work I was doing, but now I am looking for new challenges."

Short and sweet.  Giving too much extraneous information could decrease your chances of getting the job.

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pranav1186

Answered On : Jun 13th, 2008

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start with your name , then about your sec and hig sec education , then review in brief about your parents and their work, then about your bro/sis. say about your hobbies

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My name is Brian. I am currently working with an IT Staffing company for last 2 years. I have been working there as Sr. Technical Recruiter.

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I know that the interviewer is would not be interested with the interviewee's personal details. So what best could you suggest in that way?

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What are the best suitable tips to answer this question "tell me about yourself"?

  
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What is your strength and weakness?

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You have to start with your Personal details ( Education Background / Work Experience) then

Brief about your family background

Crisp about your interest & dislikes / Negative & Positive attitudes of yourself.

Its very simple to answer, if you are not scare about interviewer. They are asking this questions to know about your backgrounds and your way of expressing your feedback / outputs

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tsmhlauli

Answered On : Jun 26th, 2008

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start by introducing yourself State your name etc although they have your cv INFRONT THEY MIGHT WANNA CHECK HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF

2 education
your work experience
your Strength

stating your family i dont think is that important

ie Tell about yourself

ans :my name is joel im 18 yrs of age ,i've complete matric in 2005 at van zyl sec school ,after 3 yrs of of studies a DUT university i 've completed  a NDip in IT
im currently working for SOSO as fault speciaist ,then u can include your strengths after this

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azeman

Answered On : Jul 21st, 2008

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The candidate should remember that this is a professional interview; therefore, you should not have to go into detail about your family, whether or not you have kids, are married or any other personal information like that.  You should not divulge age, the year you graduated high school,national origin, race, marital status if it does not pertain to the job.

If an interviewer asks you to "Tell me about yourself," start by saying something like, "I studied _______ in high school, graduated and continued my education at the University of _________ (or took courses in ______), and graduated with a ____ GPA.

"I started working for ABC Company in 1996 doing _____________________ and left there to pursue_______________.  I was then hired at CDE Company as a (name position), doing __________________.  I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and the type of work I was doing, but now I am looking for new challenges."

Short and sweet.  Giving too much extraneous information could decrease your chances of getting the job.

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richa33gupta

Answered On : Aug 16th, 2008

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Speak about your acadamic performance.

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abhiraj basu

Answered On : Sep 20th, 2008

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Say about yourself then talk about your educational field of interest, about the city
you belong, technical knowledge, about your strength about the field of work you like to have in a company, and your hobbies, then an information of your family what is your father name information, about your father occupation what
you like in it.

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nagesh_rao28

Answered On : Feb 9th, 2009

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Good Morning Sir I am S. Nageshwar Rao Completed My M.Sc.(Maths) in May 2007 previously I have worked in Sri Vasavi Coaching Center as a maths faculty but currently I am working as customer care executive in Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd as an inbound process Sir actually my aim is to work in reputed company to show myself and discharge my duties to the best for company, my hobbies are playing cricket and listening to music, I possess good communications skills as well as technical skills are good so that I can provide better services to your company about my family is I have one brother, my mother is a housewife and my father is employee sir actually why I choose this company means for career growth and betterment in life

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shikhamathur7

Answered On : Feb 18th, 2009

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We should start our introduction like
First with our name and family background shortly. Then tell about qualification and experience, about present job. Then our strength & weakness, our hobbies and our aim.

  
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bmenglish

Answered On : Dec 10th, 2009

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The reason for asking this question is:

  • To break the ice - to start the conversation
  • To notice your communiction, presentation, dress-up and overall appearance
  • To decide the flow and length of interview
It can very helpful, if the Self-introduction is short & sweet. The interviewer can always ask you to eloborate, as & when required.

  • My name is
  • I stay in and am
  • I have done <highest qualification - eg Post Graduation in Commerce, Management in Marketing, Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication, Masters in Electronics> from Delhi in 1998
  • Overall I have 11 years of experience as a Software Engineer and have worked for PCS, i-Flex
  • [here mention one / two of your qualities that are required for your job.] Example
  • for Graphics - I am creative & out of box thinker
  • for an Equity Analyst - I have excellent analytical & presentation skills
  • for a back-office executive: I am a perfectionist and have an eye for detail
  • for a software engineer - I have passion for technology and constantly upgrade myself
  • for a customer service executive - I enjoy interacting with people and trouble shooting
  • for a sales co-ordinator - I enjoy taking challenges & working in teams
These five points should be enough to start the conversation. Also, a candidate must maintain eyecontact and deliver the Self-Introduction with confidence & clarity.

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