Sample Interview Questions and Answers: Tell Me About Yourself – Steven’s Answer
(Who is Steven? Steven – Human Resources Professional seeking Senior Human Resources Generalist role)
Terry: Steven, I’m very happy to have your resume and your information here but I always like to hear it in the candidate’s own words. Why don’t you tell me about yourself?
Steven: I started at my last company, at XXX, actually as a resident assistant as I was going to school. I was actually at one of their facilities, one of their communities assisting the XXX in their XXX.
I was actually able to get an internship from the corporate office in HR. I was going to school at the time for industrial and organizational psychology, and during that internship, I was able to be a part of their conversion to XXX software. I did part of the job analysis on that.
Most of my time was spent on background check processes and managing the background check process for our communities.
After that, I was promoted to generalist in that position and eventually moved into HR manager of the corporate office most recently.
Terry: Anything else you want to add?
Steven: As the HR manager, I was lucky enough to get my feet wet in a wide range falling under the HR umbrella. I’ve had some benefits experience, payroll experience, employee relations experience; I really was the go-to person for all their HR needs in that office.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q1. Tell me about yourself – STEVEN QUICK RATING – D
Even though I steered it that way, don’t do a resume review here, focus on the specific skills and experiences you bring that are relevant to them, when I pushed you to add more is when you started to begin to cover that, could do more to make it more related to what they are seeking, and so, more powerful.
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