Tell me about yourself: How to answer this difficult question
面试时最令人哑口无言的问题 - 请你自我介绍一下
A common interview question that can leave people speechless is "Tell me about yourself." The immediate response for many people is: where do I start?
面试时，我们会面对形形色色的问题，而最令人哑口无言的，往往是一些最简单和最常见的题目，如「请你自我介绍一下」。大多数应征者的实时反应是 - 「我应该怎样开始作答呢?」
The basic answer about where to start is with preparation. You'll have a better chance of impressing the interviewer if you think about this question before the interview.
The first thing to realize is that the question, "Tell me about yourself," provides you with a great chance to promote your strong points. This is particularly important when applying for a job that is different from what you have done in the past. You need to show the interviewer that your previous jobs provide you with skills that can be used in the new job.
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT 怎样介绍?
With that in mind, make a list of the three most important things you want the interviewer to know about you. Avoid focusing on simple references to things that are already on your resume, although this information should form the skeleton of your answer. Around this skeleton should be the meat of your answer; your less obvious, but important skills. Here are some of the skills that you might want to mention:
Problem solver 解决问题能手
Creative thinker 充满创意
People person 与人相处融洽
Team player 合群
This doesn't mean that you just say, "I'm a great problem solver." Instead, explain how you used your problem-solving skills at your previous job.
Keep your answer short ¡V about one to three minutes is generally considered good. That may not seem like much at first, but you'll probably discover that you don't have enough time once you start covering three things you want to highlight.
WHAT TO SAY 应说甚么?
What you actually say, in terms of the words you use, is something that you have to decide. You need to create an answer that sounds natural and, at the same time, interesting.
The way to determine whether your answer is natural is simply by writing a first draft of the answer and then read it out loud. When you do this, you'll probably spot things that you have to change.
Don't worry too much about making the written answer perfect. You're not going to recite it from paper. Instead, this is just a chance for you to determine the length of your answer.
As you prepare your response, think about how you would talk. You'll want to sound interesting, not boring, so avoid writing just a list of your strengths.
Here are some final things to think about when answering the question "Tell me about yourself."
Mention major awards or accomplishments that relate to your career;
Promote your strengths, but do not mention any of your weaknesses;
Try to be funny if you can, but don't force it;
Summarize your career and education, but don't recite a list;
Don't start with your date of birth;
Avoid information that is not career-related. the fact that you own a dog won't get you a job
Always answer this question
Try to sound natural
Relax and enjoy yourself !