Discussion 1 Alamo: “Tell Me About Yourself”

With the subject of interviewing still on our minds, we have to consider whether we are answering the appropriate questions appropriately. Consider when an employer asks you to tell them about yourself. What is your reply? If your answer is something along the lines of your personal life and interests, chances are that the employer may not have been looking for quite that answer. If you back track to what the illegal interview questions were, you may find that the illegal ones were asking for personal information. If you, then, consider your answer to the previous question, you will likely see that you willingly gave the employer all of this personal information without them having to ask you directly. Depending on the employer, your answer could either help you or hurt you. So Job Seekers, tell us about yourself.


For more suggested answers to tough interview questions, check out this article from CareerBuilder.com: http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1115-Getting-Hired-How-to-Answer-10-Tough-Interview-Questions/