Reading: ‘Tell me about yourself’

Relax, be yourself and tell the truth. Don’t approach the interview like you’re auditioning for Broadway.

from This is the best answer I ever received to ‘Tell me about yourself’—after 20 years of interviewing

Having taken a lot of interviews and given a fair share in the past, there is no standard answer. Your answer, or how it is absorbed, is as much about the listener, and their state of mind at that moment, as it is about you and your manner of delivery.

However being relaxed, telling the truth and enjoying the process is the best way to approach the interview. Taking or giving an interview is a great way to meet smart people and engage in a good professional conversation.