The never ending question of tell me something about yourself. There is no right or wrong answer, but you have to prepare for it. Even the people asking you, have trouble answering it. So let’s take a look at how life plays with us.
Job Interview: You know they’re not looking for fun facts about yourself, but you hope you’re saying the right things. Therefore you have to start with your best achievement from a recent role, and what you can do for them at their company. But what do they want?
“I began my career in retail management, but a few years ago, I was drawn to the Human Resources, people management. I’ve always been skilled at bringing people together and working towards common goals. My experience successfully leading and managing teams led me to consider HR, and I’ve been building a career in Business management for the last four years.”
Date: You meet someone who catches your eyes and start a conversation. Conversation between the two of you seems to be going well enough, then you hear “Tell me about yourself.” You have to be careful, because you don’t want to sound like you are bragging. So go ahead and tell them what your hobbies are and what you do on your spare time.
The somewhat truth: Oh the personal shit we all go through with life. What you are currently struggling with, and how you are progressing in life. More than half of the world is struggling in some ways. So how honest can you actually be without petrifying others, even though they have problems also. Nobody wants to talk about their life struggles.
There are a million answers, because it’s a questions that leaves us bamboozled. Before you answer, you have to ask yourself, “How do I want to expose myself to the outside world”?