The most commonly asked question, the ice-breaker at any interview is; ‘tell me/us something about yourself’. The most common belief about this question is that one could take it lightly and get away with, by saying sometimes rather irrelevant things. As they say, first impression is the last impression, we must keep in mind that what we begin our interview with, is going to decide the direction of the rest of the interview. Here frankfinn institute is the secret behind answering this question to make an impact, a positive one at that:
Start by talking about your educational background in detail.
Followed by your ideologies, value system and belief. Make a strong statement and make the interviewer believe in what you are saying.
Back your ideologies/beliefs/value system with a quote or famous statement to set a tone for your interview.
Talk about your core competencies and key skills, highlighting the ones in relation to the current job so that the interviewer does not have to wait to get to this point and he knows that you have a structured way of thinking.
Following this, mention your strengths, highlighting them separately, to hold your interviewer’s attention and he starts considering your candidature immediately.
To give the conversation a momentum, swiftly shift to mentioning your expertise and your work profile, quoting a few examples of specific work/projects, especially in line with the current profile help you to gain more points.
Then mention any other technical expertise you hold or you have acquired with the help of on the job learning or workshops, other than the ones you have already mentioned.
DO keep in mind that you should never directly mention that you are here for this particular job because….
Apart from all the formal talk, you can also mention your interests, hobbies, languages known, etc because that complete a part of who you are; do not wait for the interviewer to ask you that.
END your introduction with ‘ Sir/Ma’am these are all the important things, I can think of, you should know about me. Is there anything else in specific you would like to know about me?