Sample Interview Questions and Answers: Tell Me About Yourself – Dana’s Answer

woman(Who is Dana?  Dana – Media Planner and Buyer with 4 years experience seeking Marketing PR Specialist role)

Terry: Dana, why don’t you tell me about yourself?

Dana: Sure.  I am about four years into my work career.  I started out in an insurance company in XXX, as an intern and quickly moved up there.  I took a Marketing Assistant position as a full-time opportunity and then was promoted to a bigger role.  I was in the Marketing team there, so it was Public Relations Account Executive and Media Planner/Buyer role.

The Media Planner/Buyer portion of the role was actually a position that was created for me after the employer had seen my strengths and what I had been working on.  It was a great opportunity, a wonderful company to work for.  It was a growing company, so I had a chance to work on a lot of different types of marketing projects, including public relation strategy.

I handled all of the media planning and buying and worked very closely with the marketing management and executive level, executive team there.

I made the decision to move to XXX at the end of XXX. I spent almost two years there and wanted to explore career opportunities in XXX and the time was right, so I made that move and joined a media agency.  It was a smaller independent media agency and spent about a year and seven months there doing media planning and buying and that brings me to where I am right now.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q1. Tell me about yourself – DANA QUICK RATING – B

Not too long and relevant to their position. Would be even more effective if you could include some accomplishments of how weill you were rated or specific results that are relevant to your prospective organizations needs from job description.

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