Career Tips: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

November 12, 2021

Career Tips: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

How do we handle an open-ended question like this, without rambling about irrelevant details?

Let’s break your answer down into three parts:

  1. “I am” - A glimpse into who you are (i.e. personality traits)
  2. "I can” - Your strongest skills and abilities
  3. “I will” - Your accomplishments or plans for your next role


I AM: Hard-working, resilient.

I CAN: Manage accounts, build relationships.

I WILL: Drive sales, improve customer service, enhance brand awareness.

Put it all together:

“I am a hard-working, resilient Sales Professional with the ability to build relationships and manage accounts. My goal is to drive sales and provide exceptional customer service while enhancing brand awareness.”

Now you try!

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