Best Interview Answer to "Tell me about yourself" YouTube Top Pick

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5 BEST Interview Tips - the ultimate formula to interview success

I want to give you my 5 Best Last Minute Tips that are the secret formula you have been missing. The secret formula to interview success. to help you with a framework and a methodology that's going to pull you through the interview so that an employer can get a better picture of who you are and what you can deliver to their organization if they're hire you. So, the first thing I have is ask good questions. Ask good questions to them. This is going to show them that you are thinking and visualizing about the job. Now, you only want to ask them questions that help you make a decision about whether you want to work there or not. You don't want to ask them meaningless questions. You want your questions to have some value where their answer helps you make a decision about whether you want to work there or not. So, that's number one; ask good questions that are going to help you decide whether you want to work there. And when they see that you're asking these real questions, maybe “What's it like to work there? How are you going to evaluate my performance?” whatever it is; whatever is important to you. You see, what's important to me in a job is going to be different to what's important to you in a job. So, that's why you want to ask questions that make a difference to you, that educate you, where that answer educates you about them and it helps you make a decision about whether this is a place that you want to be or not. That's the whole point of asking questions. You don't want to ask questions just for the sake of asking questions. Now, I have a whole list of potential questions that you can ask there in the Complete Interview Answer Guide, but you really don't need those. You really don't need those questions. They're just samples. They're meant to help trigger you and to help you think of some other questions that might help educate you, but you really don't need that. You need to think to yourself, what's important to you in this job and what means the most. Is it travel, like if there's too much travel, would you take the job? So, if we were sitting down and one of your questions was how much travel was required in the position and they said, “Well it's 75 percent”. And you know that you're not willing to travel more than 10 percent, so that employer has just disqualified themselves. You asked qualifying question and in your mind they failed. They failed with their answer because that's 75 percent. And you know what? That's too much for you. You don't want to do that. So, they're out. You can just exit the interview right there or you can just keep going on for more practice. But I hope you see what I'm driving at. I hope you see where I'm going; in that it's important for you to ask meaningful questions that help you decide whether you want to work there or not. All right. Makes sense? Let's go on to number 2. Be flexible: be flexible in the interview, whether it's about scheduling a follow up interview, meeting some other people, providing them references, whatever it is, whatever they're asking for. Be flexible, be accommodating. Show them that you are willing. You don't want to just go in there and if they ask you something, you'll say, “Well, I’ll get back to you. I'll let you know”. Give them an answer. Be decisive. And show them that you are willing to accommodate them, no matter what it takes.

12 Questions to Ask Employers that Make You Sound Professional

Get the transcription here: 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?

Tell Me About Yourself: Best Way to Respond

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How to Calm Your Nerves in Job Interview

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: Download the transcription of the video here:

3 Tips on HOW to Get a Job With No Experience

There's a difference between qualifications and experience. So, I'm going to ask you, "Are you qualified for this job or are you not qualified?" and then I'm going to ask you, "Are you experienced or do you not have experience?" So, what's the difference between experience and qualifications? That's a good question. Experience means that you have the raw skills to do the job. That means you've done something like this before and you can do it again for somebody else and a good example is managing people or taking care of customers or whatever it is. Let's say you managed people in one industry and now you're trying to get a job in a completely different industry. You have experience managing people; that's a transferable skill. So, you can transfer that skill from one job or one industry to another. So, the next thing you need to ask yourself is, "Are you qualified?" So, the difference between qualifications and experience; qualifications mean that you have met certain requirements, like maybe you have a Bachelor's degree, maybe you have a Masters degree, maybe you have a CPA or you passed the bar. I mean, for example, if you want to be a Certified Public Accountant, you need to have passed the CPA exam; that would be qualification. Nobody is going to hire you as a CPA without having that qualification. You might have the experience of an accountant, but you don't have the qualification. So, there's a difference and you need to understand where you're at. Video transcript: Download Top 10 Questions:

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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