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Learn how to prepare for the job interview question "tell me about yourself" with these top tips. The TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF question is often the first to be asked at an interview and you need to get the answer right in order to give a good impression right from the start. We've got some general tips and if English is not your first language then we have some advice as to how to answer to make the most of your English level (even if it's not fantastic). Your host is Gideon CEO of LetThemTalk in Paris and formerly an IT consultant in London. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetThemTalk language school in Paris. We go deeper Subscribe here http://www.youtube.com/user/letthemtalkparis?sub_confirmation=1
Get the transcription here: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/12-great-questions-to-ask-on-a-job-interview/ If you have a job interview coming up, I want to give you 12 questions to ask an employer, so you’ll sound smart and you’ll look interested in the job. Now, before I do that, I only want you to ask questions that you feel comfortable asking. Don’t just ask questions in your interview because you saw some guy on the internet, in a video and he told you that you should ask these questions. Only ask questions that make sense to you, that feel comfortable for you. Because if you ask every question that I mentioned in this video, it’s going to create a very awkward moment for you and your interviewer and I guarantee you your interviewer is not going to be impressed. So, how do you know what’s a good question to ask? Well, you want to ask questions that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want this job or not. If it doesn’t, then it’s not a good question. Now, I created another video on this topic; just the opposite; “Question Not to Ask in an Interview” and those are all the ‘Me type’ questions and you can watch that video. I’ll probably posted at the end of this one. But in this video, we’re just going to focus on questions to ask that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want to work there or not. For starters, never ask stupid questions. Now, I know you’ve been told your whole life, people tell you there are no stupid questions, “Don, you can ask anything”. Yes there are stupid questions and you don’t want to ask stupid ones. I’m just going to show you the right ones to ask. You only want to ask questions that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want this job or not. And when you go into the interview, you should be interviewing objectively. You shouldn’t have already been decided that you want this job. You should ask them questions, grill them on some questions; don’t overwhelm them, but hit them with some questions that are going to help you make that decision. Let’s look at some questions that you might want to ask. Remember, I said might. Only asked questions that feel right for you. Don’t ask questions because I said to ask them. Make sure they help you qualify the employers a place you want to be. Okay? First question to ask on a job interview; Can you tell me more about the day to day responsibilities of this position?
In this video, I’m going to teach you how to become less nervous in the interviews. Now, before we can do this, we need to find out why you’re nervous. What is it about the interview that’s making you nervous? If you just say, “Interviews make me nervous”, then you need to start asking yourself some questions. And this is what I do with people when I work with them on the phone. I try to dig deep into this and find out the root of their nervousness. Now for some people, they are just afraid that the interviewer is going to ask them a question that they don’t know how to answer. And I suppose that might make you nervous because if they ask you a lot of questions and you don’t know how to answer any of them, you’re probably not going to get the job. So, what you want to do is find out what it is about you that makes you nervous. Is it a lack of experience? I mean, let’s say you’re interviewing for a job and you don’t really have the experience for it and you’re afraid they’re going to ask you questions that reveal that you don’t have the experience. If that’s the case, then you need to educate yourself in that area that you’re interviewing for so that you’re more familiar with some of the terminology that they might be using in this interview and that you would be using on this job if they hired you. So, some people are just nervous because they might not get the job and they need it. They need the money. They need it to make a house payment, a car payment or just to live; whatever it is. So, just the very essence of their own insecurities about interviewing has them just scared to death and they’re really nervous. Download this top 10 list of questions mentioned in the video: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/top10/ Download the transcription of the video here: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/how-to-calm-your-nervous-interview-jitters/
Watch Don show you how to answer: How do you handle stress? AND Do you work well under pressure? When they ask if you work well under pressure, saying no to this question may be an honest answer, but it is also a negative one. You need to show them you can handle stress and pressure. If you are a doctor, lawyer or in another demanding profession, answering no to this question will surely disqualify you for the position. The interviewer will probably ask for an example, so be prepared with a situation or academic scenario from a previous job. It doesn't even have to be from your most recent job, just a good example that demonstrates your ability to have a cool head when things are heating up. Best answer to stress related interview questions: 1. "I enjoy working under pressure. Actually, I prefer it that way. To me it means that my time is utilized in a more productive manner and that I realize a greater sense of accomplishment at the end of the day." FREE Online job interview training program - Get it here now: http://www.JobInterviewTools.com/7days/ Free Download: Don Recommends the Top 10 Questions for you. http://www.JobInterviewTools.com/Top10/ GET THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW ANSWER GUIDE HERE: http://www.jobinterviewtools.com
5 tips To Make a Killer First Impression - personality Development & English lessons by Niharika Most people will judge you within the first few seconds of meeting you and their view will most likely never change. Making a good first impression is utmost important, because you only get one chance at it. It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your attitude, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. So, whether they are in your career or social life, it's important to know how to create a good first impression. This lesson by Niharika provides some useful tips to help you do this. 1. Set an intention. The most important thing to do for giving a good impression is to set your intention. This is especially important before any kind of big event where you would be meeting a lot of people — i.e. conferences, networking events or friend's parties. As you get ready or when you are driving over think about what kind of people you want to meet and what kind of interactions you want to have. This can be an incredibly grounding experience and works very well to focus on what kind of energy you want to have for your event. 2. Present Yourself Appropriately Of course physical appearance matters. The person you are meeting for the first time does not know you and your appearance is usually the first clue he or she has to go on. But it certainly does not mean you need to look like a model to create a strong and positive first impression. The key to a good impression is to present yourself appropriately. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so the "picture" you first present says much about you to the person you are meeting. Is your appearance saying the right things to help create the right first impression? Start with the way you dress. What is the appropriate dress for the meeting or occasion? In a business setting, what is the appropriate business attire? Suit, blazer, casual? And ask yourself what the person you'll be meeting is likely to wear -- if your contact is in advertising or the music industry, a pinstripe business suit may not strike the right note! For business and social meetings, appropriate dress also varies between countries and cultures, so it's something that you should pay particular attention to when in an unfamiliar setting or country. Make sure you know the traditions and norms. And what about your grooming? Clean and tidy appearance is appropriate for most business and social occasions. A good haircut or shave. Clean and tidy clothes. Neat and tidy make up. Make sure your grooming is appropriate and helps make you feel "the part". Appropriate dressing and grooming help make a good first impression and also help you feel "the part", and so feel more calm and confident. Add all of this up and you are well on your way to creating a good first impression. 3. Be Open and Confident When it comes to making the first impression, body language as well as appearance speaks much louder than words. Use your body language to project appropriate confidence and self-assurance. Stand tall, smile (of course), make eye contact, greet with a firm handshake. All of this will help you project confidence and encourage both you and the other person to feel better at ease. Almost everyone gets a little nervous when meeting someone for the first time, which can lead to nervous habits or sweaty palms. By being aware of your nervous habits, you can try to keep them in check. And controlling a nervous jitter or a nervous laugh will give you confidence and help the other person feel at ease. 4. Be Courteous and Attentive It goes without saying that good manners and polite, attentive and courteous behavior help make a good first impression. In fact, anything less can ruin the one chance you have at making that first impression. So be on your best behavior! One modern manner worth mentioning is "turn off your mobile phone". What first impression will you create if you are already speaking to someone other than the person you are meeting for the first time? Your new acquaintance deserves 100% of your attention. Anything less and you'll create a less than good first impression. 5. Close on a good note. Keep them wanting more. Show that you had a really good time and would like to see them again. Maybe even text them saying so when you get home. People on a first date not only want to have a good time, but they want to know that you did as well. They want that reassurance. Don't be over clingy though! Enjoy the lesson!
Watch Don show you exactly how to answer "Tell Me About Yourself."
Tell me about yourself is one of the toughest interview questions. This is an open-ended question, but really what the interviewer wants to hear is about your recent work experience and your journey that brought you to this point in your career. Why don't they just ask that question instead? Because they want to see where you will go with an open-ended question. Your answer to "tell me about yourself" tells the interviewer where your mind is. If you start telling him that you are a Cleveland Browns fan, then you are way off base with what he wants to hear and you have just made your first mistake.
What do you want the interviewer to know about you when you leave, your work experience or your personal interests? I'm confident their hiring decision will be based on your work experience, save your personal interests for the water cooler after you get the job.
Wrong answer to tell me about yourself:
1. "What would you like to know?" This statement completely throws the question back at the interviewer in somewhat of an insulting way and he/she is forced to reword the question.
Best answer to tell me about yourself:
1. "What part of my work experience would you like me to talk about?"
a. Now the interviewer can reply with a simple straightforward answer. Some interviewers want you to start from your first job and others only want to hear about your most recent job.
b. If the interviewer would like you to start from your first job, assuming it has been several years since you had that job, then lightly touch on the jobs that you no longer hold, but expand on your current or most recent job experience and accomplishments.
Focus on your answer and talk about your accomplishments from your current or most recent job and lightly touch on your daily duties. These are the things an interviewer really wants to hear. Because if he thinks you were successful at your past job, then you will be successful at this job. Even if you don't feel that you accomplished anything, look deep and think of something you did that helped the company. Or better yet, describe an accomplishment that you contributed to the company, just make sure it's in the same line of work. For example, don't take credit for boosting sales revenue if your job is to fix computers.
• Briefly talk about your current employer.
• Discuss 2-3 of your most significant accomplishments.
• Talk about a few of your key strengths as they relate to the job for which you are applying and how they can benefit from your strengths.
• Then discuss how you see yourself fitting into a position at their company.
1. Speak of how you completed projects on time and under budget.
2. Tell them how you increased sales revenues for two straight quarters in a row.
3. Describe of how you came up with a new procedure that saved the company money.
4. "I have been in the customer service industry for several years and most of my experience has been dealing with calls from our customers. I truly enjoy working with the people in this business as well as the challenges. In my last job, the good relationships I formed with my customers resulted in me holding the highest customer retention rate of everyone else in my department."
5. "One of my best strengths is my attention to detail. When I set out to work on a task or project, I always make sure it get's done on time."
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