Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago
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One of the most common and difficult questions asked during an interview or at a job fair is...

Can you tell me about yourself?

Similar questions are: -Why should we hire you? -Why do you want the job? -What is it about us that makes you want to work here?

Just know that employers are not looking for you to actually tell them about your personal life, like your favorite shows or how awesome your spouse is. They are expecting you to tell them about yourself while giving them a brief overview of who you are, professionally speaking.

You should be ready with a one-minute answer that summarizes where you are in your career, generally with an emphasis on your most recent job while highlighting your strengths.

Answer these 5 questions to help yourself plan what to say and impress employers!

1- What are the three strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

2- What are some positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

3- Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and perks?

4- What are three AWESOME things I did in my previous position that I can also offer in this new role?

5- What is the EXACT job description (make sure to write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible!

Answering these questions will help you feel prepared to go in with some great things to say.

Have questions? Need some help? Please ask and comment below!

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Jennifer Jones

Hi I am Jennifer Jones I live in Forest Park Ohio I have for children that go to school so I am very busy I am looking for a job from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. and I am looking for to clean hospitals

Hi I am Jennifer Jones I live in Forest Park Ohio I have for children that go to school so I am very busy I am looking for a job from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. and I am looking for to clean hospitals

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Mohammed Israfel

I have long time experience this job.. Thank you..

I have long time experience this job.. Thank you..

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Mohammed Israfel

I have two children's my sons want to become pilot and my daughter she wants to be come doctor they are age 18 and 21 that's why I need good salary job. Thank you..

I have two children's my sons want to become pilot and my daughter she wants to be come doctor they are age 18 and 21 that's why I need good salary job. Thank you..

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Mohammed Israfel

Hi. Now I am working Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I have 15 years experience as delivered driver job and sales manager.. Thank you

Hi. Now I am working Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I have 15 years experience as delivered driver job and sales manager.. Thank you

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Garry Bailey

I need the work I'm eaily drained and am a good worker

I need the work I'm eaily drained and am a good worker

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Mohammed Israfel

Really I need job

Really I need job

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Mohammed Israfel

I need.job with work permit..

I need.job with work permit..

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Mohammed Israfel

Really I need job..

Really I need job..

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Joseph Moser

You need to search within your Country. No USA company is going to try to hire you since they don't need to look in a foreign country for someone who doesn't possess a special skill.

You need to search within your Country. No USA company is going to try to hire you since they don't need to look in a foreign country for someone who doesn't possess a special skill.

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Janine Weindel

When I decided to try working at the YMCA I had help making my resume, and they liked what I presented so I went to the interview and was a temp for a year now I'm looking for a job.

When I decided to try working at the YMCA I had help making my resume, and they liked what I presented so I went to the interview and was a temp for a year now I'm looking for a job.

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