|How to Answer "Tell Me about Yourself."|
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The question "Tell me about yourself" is often used in interviews to give the candidate time to talk a little bit about themselves, without being led by any specific inquiry. John Karras, director of career services for the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University says you should be prepared to answer the question in 30 to 60 seconds. The best way to answer the question is to emphasize "soft skills" that you have that are applicable to the position and to provide concrete examples that you have the skills. Karras suggests that you give your top one or two skills in your reply and get to the rest later in your interview.
|Source||"How to Answer 'Tell Me about Yourself.'," Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2004, p.K0945.|
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