A Nigerian lady, Abiodun Babatunde, took to her Twitter handle this evening, to praise her newly-wed husband, Abidemi, for stopping her from kneeling to feed him during their traditional wedding. Abiodun basically has an issue with women kneeling for men and this is something her man knows and […]
“So…tell me about yourself.” Although this job interview question seems simple, answering it is anything but. Should you share your life story?
Your job history? It’s tempting to turn your LinkedIn page into a monologue, but don’t — the interviewer already has your résumé.
Instead, talk about what the company really needs from the role you’re vying for. Before the interview, scrutinize the job description for phrases like “required,” “must have,” and “highly desired.”
Go to the About Us section of the company’s website and read up on the corporate culture and core values.
Then think about how to connect your background and interests to what the company is looking for. Practice your response so that you’re ready when you walk into the interview room.
You want to sound like your career has been building to this role and you are the best person to fill it.