I usually start with my name, where I’m from, I work (or used to work) as and (depending on the situation) I tell them about how I spend my free time.
My name is Kevin, I used to work in sales for a technology company and I spend my free time traveling, hanging out with friends or writing for my blogs.
It’s that simple.
The most important part is that you are able to deliver this with confidence and you should sound as naturally as us just having a conversation.
Another variation is:
Hi, I’m Kevin, I work in sales and I spend a lot of time, traveling, blogging and hanging out with friends.
Imagine me asking for your name and your current work and/or how you spend your time.
That’s how I answer the tell me about yourself question in a Call Center Interview or any job interview for that matter.
The can you tell me about yourself question’s purpose is that your interviewer is simply asking for a short bio. If you’re a dad or mom, you can say that you are or you can include or not include where you’re from.
Sometimes I go:
Hi I’m Kevin. I’m from Paranaque. In case you’re wondering, I’m single and without kids.I work in sales and my hobbies include blogging, traveling and meeting new people.
You probably get it by now. Just be you. Smile at every period. Prepare your answer in advance.
You wouldn’t want to sound like:
Uhhhhm, Hi my name is Uhm, Kevin. Uhhhm, I’m from Paranaque, Uhhmmmmm, What do I tell you about myself? Uhhhhhm What do you want to know? Ask me anything nalang.
When I was new at this, I started with the question, You’re asking me to talk about my past work or just personal things about me? (Smile, and wait for response which is usually whatever) Okay, so here goes.
It’s okay to be nervous. Just prepare. Have fun with it. Think of it as your pick up line. In fact don’t think of it as an interview. Think of it as if it was your first hangout with a crush.
Wait, don’t. You might not talk f that were the case. Just think of you introducing yourself to someone new.
What is your experience telling others about yourself?
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