Hereâ€™s another great Job Interview Question Answered!
Itâ€™s a simple question and it is often the first thing asked at the beginning of most interviews: â€œCan you tell me about yourself?â€ can put a lot of pressure on a candidate. You need to learn to embrace this opportunity to say deliver your general elevator pitch. Remember that you want to inject the right elements of your work and a touch of personal content to help personalize the experience.
â€œIâ€™m a very active person; Iâ€™m always trying to learn new things. I enjoy the part ofÂ my job that involves implementation, after work I like to jog and play the electricÂ guitar, and Iâ€™m also a big fan of digital video and photography.â€
Keep in mind that the answer to this question is meant to act as a generalÂ overview of how your skills and experience are relevant to the position you areÂ applying for. To answer this question,you should start off by describing yourÂ relevant education and subsequently move on to two or three professionalÂ experiences,making sure to highlight your outstanding achievements for at leastÂ one position. Try to include hard data when describing accomplishmentsÂ whenever possible (for example,â€œAt ABC Company,I increased sales by 20% inÂ my first month by implementing a new marketing strategyâ€). In closing,makeÂ sure to mention that you are interested in this new company that you areÂ applying to and how you would be a good fit for the position.
In Canada, employers focus on what you can bring to the job and to theÂ company overall. While your answer is positive,employers are not looking forÂ personal details when asking this question. Remember to focus on points aboutÂ yourself that are relevant to the position you are applying for.
Here is an example:
â€œIn terms of my education,I have a degree in____________ and have takenÂ many business courses and I am always upgrading my skills. I have over 5 yearsÂ experience in ____,_______. I have worked in teams of____ andÂ managed________. In my last job I worked on _________,________, andÂ achieved________. I believe I can contribute to Canadian companies byÂ bringing my international expertise and innovative ideas. In terms of myÂ personal attributes I have been told by my former manager that I haveÂ excellent people skills,I am a self starter who likes new challenges, hardÂ working, analytical, and a very enthusiastic person. Â I make sure deadlines areÂ met yet I have a strong attention to detail.â€ I really feel I am the right personÂ for this job.â€
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