1. Tell me about yourself

This is probably one of the toughest job interview questions because it’s deceptively conversational and unassuming.

“Tell me about yourself . . .”

You might hear this question asked at a dinner party. as an ice breaker question – but this isn’t a dinner party.

If you answer this question like it is a dinner party – your job interview may be over before it gets started.

A great way to learn the best way to answer is to see how other people are answering this question great — and how others are blowing it! Look at these actual examples from candidates with ratings and recommendations.

See 12 unique answers to this question below. Just follow each link to see what real people said. Review the rating for each answer. These real-life examples are a powerful short-cut to help you write your own answer to this frequently asked job interview question, “tell me about yourself.”

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See Sample Answers with Ratings for Tell Me About Yourself