When an employer says, “Tell me about yourself,” he or she wants to know facts, even evidence, to ensure you’re the right candidate for the job. Lots of questions fill an employer’s mind: Does this candidate have the qualifications required? Is their experience relevant? Is there proof of effectiveness? With that one request, “Tell me about yourself,” and the response in the form of a well-crafted 30-second commercial, many of an employer’s questions can be answered.
What happens, though, when the response includes unnecessary or undesirable information or leaves an employer without valuable information needed to consider you a serious candidate? ......Read More