1 week ago
INTRODUCING JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS SERIES #JIQS
Job seekers, most times, perform poorly in job interviews not because they are not brilliant or smart enough for the jobs they are interviewing for, but because they are simply not prepared for those questions or they just assume they know how to answer them. Aside knowing how to write a compelling cv and cover letter, the next important thing is knowing how to respond to interview questions brilliantly. In order to help our young job hunters, SkillNG has launched this social media post series tagged "Job Interview Questions Series" #JIQS to keep them abreast of popular interview questions and what the recruiters are expecting from them as responses.
The first question in this series is the popular "Can you tell me briefly about yourself?". It can come in other variations like "Walk me through your background", "How would other people describe you?", "Who is [insert your name]" and so on. Most interviewers use this open ended question as a softball way to start out the interview while they get themselves familiar with the candidate's CV. Unfortunately, many candidates get it wrong from this question. They start telling the interviewer everything from their birth, how many siblings they are, the name of their village and so on. This is not what the interviewer wants to know. The key to answering this question is to demonstrate confidence, provide an explanation of your career trajectory and keep it concise. With this question, you are required to sell yourself to your prospective employer in minute or two things about yourself that are relevant to the position you are interviewing for. It is also advisable to limit your response to your professional life, start from the beginning of your career, summarizing your experience with one or two examples as you go.
So, hey there... Can you tell us briefly about yourself?
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