Question 1: Tell me about yourself?

Steps to answer this interview question 

Step 1: Give a brief introduction about yourself: 

For example: My name is Peter. I graduated from XYZ University with bachelor degree in Sales. After 5 years working as a Sales Manager, I have well experienced in training, mentoring and motivating other sales personnel to achieve the goals of the Company.

Step 2: Give a brief summary of your experience in your latest positions: 
Give a summary of 2-3 latest companies that you have worked for and companies that have helped you succeed with your new jobs. For example: recently, I have worked for ABC Company as Sales Manager for North-East Region. With my skills from training courses, I developed many sales campaigns which contributed much to the development of new customers and maintenance of current customer base. After 6 months, my sales force and I did regain the company‘s market and promote the sales revenue up by 37%.

Step 3: Connect your ability to the employer’s requirements:
Never assume that the employer will by himself be able to connect all of your abilities to the job requirements.

Step 4: Make a concerning question:
With a concerning question, it will help you gain ―control‖ of the interview. You may reduce the stress of the interview with such questions. For example: I would like to know the strong points of your company‘s current Sales force.

Some tips in answering:

Records/references: when giving information about yourself, remember to provide records/references as well;

Don‘t make up the information: your information will be kept as records for a long time when you are employed. Also, the employer has many ways to checking whether your information provided are correct or not. Therefore, give the most faithful information as possible;

Practice: to answer well an interview question, you can practice with your friends or do it by yourself in a private room. Be sure that your answer is brief and within 3 minutes;

Keep information brief and relevant: Try making your answers more and more concise; Try to give much information in as short time as possible; Eliminate irrelevant and unnecessary information.

Sample Answers

Hi good morning Sir/Madam.

It is my pleasure to introduce my self and thank you for giving this opportunity.

I am Mahaboob Shajath. I am from Karatholuvu in Tiruppur district.

Coming to my study background:

I did my schooling inSri Venkatakrishna Higher Secondary School at Kaniyur, currently I am studying in BE Mechanical engineering from MCET at Pollachi.

Coming to my family:

I love my family. My father name is Sardar. He is a private employee and he is a wonderful hero in my life. And my mother name is Shamsath Begum, she is home maker and my best friend also. I have one younger brother. He is studying 10th standard.

My hobbies are playing football, listening songs, creative new innovation.

My fantasy is that singing.

My philosophy is opportunities don’t happened we create them.

My strength is my family, I believe the god and don’t lose hope.

My weakness is I can trust anyone and emotional person.

My short time goal is completed my degree with high and good percentage.

My long time goal is getting a good job and my parents to feel proud of me always.

My aim is to be a successful person to support my family and helping to poor people.

That’s all about me.

Thank you sir.


Sure Sir/Madam,

It’s my pleasure to introduce myself to you Sir/Madam. As you know I am Amir Gurung. I am an elder son of Mr. Mani Kurmar Gurung and Ms. Chandra Maya Gurung. I have two younger brothers and they are studying. My father is a farmer and my mother is a home maker. I am from a small village which is known as Lower Perbing at South District of Sikkim.

I completed my Three Years of Diploma in engineering from CCCT Polytechnic in Electronics and Hardware Maintenance. After completing Diploma I worked as a System Assistant at District Courts complex, Namchi, South Sikkim. I worked as a system assistant for 30 months. I was appointed as system assistant on 1st February 2013. My hobby is reading local News paper and learning guitar.

My strength is I am regular on duties, I am a complete man because I keep no pending works. I like challenges and find a more possible processes to make it done.

My weakness is I sensitive and emotional. I easily trust people. I couldn’t deny any one asking for help.

My short term goal is to make an entry to a reputed company.

My long term goal is to be in a respectable position.

This is all about me. If you would like to know more about me you can proceed further.

Thank you Sir/Madam.

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