So I have an answer to your question. They would like to know what you stand for, are you family oriented, hobbies, goals/ aspirations, you could even say what you could contribute besides your skills, be the idea man!
So I have an answer to your question. They would like to know what you stand for, are you family oriented, hobbies... see more
For me the trick is to weave 3-5 things together link your story with the company or position story. For instance, most hiring managers say they want team players ... so when telling your story talk about how you were on the XYZ team because you enjoyed sports AND BEING A TEAM PLAYER. .... Don't say simply that your first job was working at McDonalds, and then job 2, job 3, etc. ... Say you started at McDonalds because you were interested in Customer Service, taking new responsibilities when you were young, had a long term goal of saving for car/computer/hoverboard, etc.
Your story can interest the hiring manager only if you bring in his language. You know his language from the buzzwords in the job description.
His language/job description: Team Player Your Words: In high school I lettered in three sports in High School
His language/job description: Goal Oriented Your Words: In college I set a goal to graduate with a 3.0 average and completed with 3.5
His langague/job description: Take Responsability Your Words: When I was team leader for X project I felt I had ownership for all that went well and all that didn't go well.
This approach, weaving your answer with characteristics of the job description also goes well with the behavioral type questions (Tell me of a time when you blah blah blah).
For me the trick is to weave 3-5 things together link your story with the company or position story. For instance... see more
Martin I must say that I agree with you. Self confidence I believe is the key.
In my younger years I was so nervous at any interviews, but as I matured and became more confident with using my words correctly. This is the time to sell your strengths as I feel an interview is actually a time to sell your skills to a prospective employer. Also somewhere when you tell about your strengths make sure that you mention that you are a team player and look forward to learn from your new endeavor.
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Go online to YouTube and key in how to answer interview questions and listen for that particular question.
how to answer interview questions
That question is designed for you to sell yourself. They want to know how you have been successful in helping boost previous employers and WHAT DO YOU OFFER TO BENEFIT THEIR COMPANY. HOW DO YOU STAND OUT! THEY WANT TO SEE EYE CONTACT, CONFIDENCE AND AGAIN HOW CAN HIRING YOU BENEFIT THEM!
That question is designed for you to sell yourself. They want to know how you have been successful in helping boost... see more