Tell me about yourself is a common question in the interviews. What to say and what not to say is still confusing for some. Well, here we are presenting what to say when the interviewer asks you “Tell me about yourself”. This is divided into 10 simple steps. So that you can easily remember it and can reproduce it without any difficulties. Remember these 10 steps are enough for your answer to the “Tell me about yourself” question. Nothing more to add on or nothing less to get deleted. Let’s get into the details.
How to answer “Tell me about yourself”?
Well, other forms of the questions are:
Make yourself known.
Say who you are.
Start with a warm greeting.
“Hello, good evening.”
If there are more than 1 interviewers, then say;
“Hello, good evening everyone.”
Start like this, only if it is the first question. Some interviewers may ask this as the last question. Then avoid this beginning.
Thank the interviewer for the given opportunity.
“Thank you for giving me an opportunity to introduce myself”
“Thank you for giving me an opportunity to talk about myself”.
If you are a good communicator, you can include:
“I’m glad you asked me this question”.
Tell your full name.
“My full name is Arthur Maxworth”
Qualification and a total year of experience.
“I am a BSc nurse with 8 years of experience.”
Your most recent profile.
Most recent Position, company, Years of experience, awards, major responsibilities, Impact, or changes.
“I have worked as an ICU nurse at the city hospital for the last 4 years. in the City Hospital. During that time I’ve undergone multiple training courses, earned a number of certifications. As an ICU nurse, I have handled a variety of responsibilities. Major responsibilities being closely observing patients, noting specific procedures and prescribed medication for each case; assisting doctors in providing physical assessments and administering treatments; monitoring vital signs, and ensuring the proper functions of feeding tubes, ventilators, catheters, and other life support equipment; attending to the patient’s overall needs, such as feeding, bathing and grooming, dressing replacement, medication intake, and comfort.
As an ICU nurse, I work efficiently with other practical nurses and nursing assistants in the ICU ward and am able to provide clear directions and guidance for procedures and routines. I have also been able to provide support and education to the patient’s family, answering questions and giving vital instructions on how to care for the patient. I feel proud and motivated being an ICU nurse who has played a crucial part in the recovery of many lives.”
Additional certifications if any (course).
“I have passed the national licensing exam and hold the certification as a critical care nurse.”
Describe yourself: Adjective
“I’m a motivated self-starter and a team player. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than helping people out when they need it the most.”
Your interests: hobbies and passion.
“Apart from my career, I find time to be social and gardening. Spending time with Daylilies in my garden makes me refreshed and happy.”
Now, this is optional. However, I prefer to say this. Because, most of them will ask about it.
“There are five members in my family. To begin with, My Father, a retired government servant, and my lovely mother. She is a house maker, who is always a supporting pillar for me. Now, my siblings, one younger brother & sister, both are studying.”
You should convey, Why you are the best for the position. Or Why you are applying?
“Although I love my current role, now it’s time to move on. I am ready to take up much more responsibilities. Your job position is challenging and that makes me really interested.
Well, that’s all for me. Thank you.”