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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
Watch Don show you how to tell interviewers why they should hire you over everyone else. The question is: What can you do for us that no one else can? This is a pretty open-ended question and may or may not get asked directly, but some variation of it may come up. There is no right or wrong answer. The interviewer wants to see what you believe are your best strengths and that you can differentiate yourself from everyone else. If you trip up on this question, it does not mean the end of the interview, but if you trip up on a few of these types of questions, you can probably expect that you won't go any further in the interview process. This is a time to talk about your job skills, training, and project experiences that make you better than everyone else. Describe your role and how you have contributed to the company and projects on past jobs. Don't give a straight out answer, but now is a good time to brag about yourself and your abilities. Make sure you mention that you have the skills, training, and experience that are required for the job and describe how they will benefit the company by having you instead of anyone else. Differentiate yourself. Best answer: 1. "I am a well-rounded individual with a very unique blend of skills. Past training and job experiences have allowed me to take on and complete projects and assignments of high importance and increasing difficulty while on time and under budget. And now, I want to be part of your team and solving problems for you." More sample answers in the Complete Interview Answer Guide from Job Interview Tools Get my FREE Online job interview training program - Get it here now: http://www.JobInterviewTools.com/7days/ GET THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW ANSWER GUIDE HERE: http://www.jobinterviewtools.com Download the Top 10 Questions - http://www.JobInterviewTools.com/top10/
What were some of the things you did not like about your last job? This is a fair question and is sure to come up in almost every interview. A short answer is all that is expected. Don't speak of being underpaid or that you did not like your co-workers or manager. One option is to tell the interviewer that in your current position, training and advancement opportunities are limited. By asking this question all they are doing is fishing for incompatibilities. Be careful of how you answer this question. We all have something we did not like about our last job; it could be the people, culture, your boss, internal politics, the drive, etc. Don't start by rattling off any of these negatives. Be sure to keep your answer short and positive; no need to prattle on here because you are interviewing for a new job and are not here to spend time focusing on what you did not like about your last job. Best answers: 1. If you work for a small company and are interviewing with a large corporation you could explain that: "working for a small company lacked the necessary financial resources to provide new learning opportunities for me. What were some of the things you did not like about your last job? Download the Top 10 interview questions from http://www.JobInterviewTools.com/top10/
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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." Vist http://www.JobInterviewTools.com and snag the latest copy of the Complete Interview Answer Guide. It will show you how to answer any type of interview question so you can ACE your next interview. Free Download: Top 10 Questions and Answers. http"//www.JobInterviewTools.com/Top10/
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This question can be answered in several ways, but do your best to keep your answer short. Avoid being dishonest with this question, for whatever reason, your interviewer may spot it and believe there is something you are not saying. There are usually only a few reasons someone really wants to leave their job and, surprisingly, money does not rank at the top of the list.
On the other hand, you may not have gotten along with your manager or co-workers. Maybe you were never very excited to be there in the first place and only accepted the job to pay the bills. Maybe your reputation was tarnished by a formal reprimand and staying there is emotionally draining. Perhaps you are severely underpaid and just need more money. But to be clear, do not list any of these reasons for leaving your current job in an interview because the interviewer will not be impressed and you will probably lose any chance of getting the job.
Avoid making negative remarks about your past or present manager, your fellow employees, or the company you are working for - even if they are true! Don't even hint at the fact that you hated your manger and avoid sarcastic remarks. Remember, the interviewer does not know your previous manager or fellow employees. If you start bad-mouthing them in the interview, you will immediately be flagged as having a negative attitude toward your co-workers. The interviewer will then assume you will act the same way at this company and be a bad influence. You will not get the job.
I don't care how bad you hate your current company, manager, co-workers, salary - never bring that up in the interview. Instead, tell the interviewer something positive about your co-workers and previous company.
There is no right answer to this question, only wrong ones. You don't need to make a book out of this answer, just something short and positive is best. After all, it really does not matter to the interviewer, as long as you don't say something foolish. The point here is to convey to the interviewer that you are not leaving because you are mad, tired, bored, overworked, underpaid, or job hopping, just that you are leaving your job because...
Here's how to give good reasons for leaving your job. We all have reasons for leaving our jobs and in this video, I'll show you how to answer the question, "Why do you want to leave your job?"
Why you left is one of the most popular job interview questions. Learn how to give good reasons for leaving , what to say and more importantly, how not to answer this question. Learn why employers are asking you this question and be prepared to answer "why you want to leave your job" before your next interview.
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