Tell Me About Yourself!

How to answer this question


"Tell me about yourself" seems a direct  question in a job interview. However it can be a difficult question to deal with - there are so many possible answers and information that you could provide.

Where do you begin?

What details should you mention?

How much information should you give?

These example of interview provide the response the interviewer is looking for. Take a look:

 "Can you tell me about yourself?" - top sample answers

The first rule for answering for the "Tell me about yourself" question is to discuss what interests the interviewer. That means focusing on the experience and skills you have that can add value to the company.

When you prepare your answer. Keep it concise and direct. Consider the most important requirements for the position you are competing.



“I have been working as an admin assistant for 3 years. I started as a receptionist and I was promoted after 6 months. I am passionate about learning new skills and I have completed a number of training courses…"


Providing evidence of your skills by detailing your accomplishments will separate you from the other candidates. A clear and concise summary of what you can do for the company is what the interviewer wants to hear.

Giving proof of your capacity for the position quickly will convince the interviewer that you are a serious candidate for the job.


"I have been successful at each of my previous places of employment. Given my research about your company, the job description outlined, and the information we've exchanged today, l believe I have the skills and experience to fulfill what you're looking for and I'm look forward to contribute as an employee.”


Study the job and decide which of your competencies are relevant. Keep your answer focused on those qualities that are pertinent to the job.

When you are a starting your career or your first job it is important to focus on your qualifications and any work experience you have. Your answer should include what you hope to achieve with your first job.


Remember that you don't have to provide a long description of your qualifications. Interviewers will choose what they want to learn more and will ask you.



I have studied hard to become well qualified. I completed a challenging internship in this area and I’m look forward to implement what I have learned in a practical manner.


This question can be difficult to answer with confidence. But we show you how to do it.

Another intriguing interview question would be "Why should we hire you?" But this one we answer next time.


Interview - entrevista

However - contudo

Deal - lidar

Povide - fornecer

Response - responta

Interviewer - entrevistador

Take a look - "dê uma olhada"

Sample - amostra

rule - regras

Discuss - discutir

Focusing on - focando-se

Add - adicionar

Passionate - apaixonado

Detailing - detalhando

Acomplishments - realizações

Summary - resumo

Previous - anterior

Outlined - delineado

Exchang - trocar

Fulfill - preencher

Look forward - ansioso

Internship - estágio

Hire - Contratar