We have another success story about job interviews to share, highlighting the importance of preparation.
Then stay tuned as we introduce a new training program to create your own best response to that always-asked question, “Tell me about yourself” and nail that next job interview!
Max used the lessons in our training, “Tell me about yourself” to get a second interview recently!
Here’s the back story…
Max wanted to change careers to get into corporate real estate management from real estate sales. We updated his resume and LinkedIn profile around keywords and accomplishments related to his future career. Then the job search process began in earnest. Since Max is working full-time, he chose to start his search by submitting his resume to a few jobs that looked interesting.
He got a response! You know this never happens, except sometimes it does!
After picking myself up off the floor from shock, we got to work preparing for the first round of job interviews. This first interview was conducted utilizing an artificial intelligence (AI) screening tool in which Max’s answers were recorded on video without speaking to a human. Max would have 2 minutes to respond to one question before the next question popped on the screen. You must be prepared and on your toes for this kind of job interview.
We broke the job interview prep down into segments:
- We prepared for an AI interview. We hopped on a video call to prepare Max’s workspace so he looked great on camera. Check out The Interview Doctor’s free training, Shine! At your next Job Search Video Interview, for some great tips to help with your on-camera presence.
- Then Max created answers to the Frequently Asked Questions we thought might get asked in the AI format.
- We prepared for that question they always ask… “Tell Me About Yourself.” Max was most concerned about how to answer the big question, Tell Me About Yourself, as it was one he always stumbled for a good answer. Max’s initial answer wandered all over, coming in at a robust 6 minutes – WAY too long!
This advanced preparation made Max comfortable and confident when the camera switched on. He knew exactly what he wanted to say, with a great response to the questions he was asked and especially the “Tell me about yourself” question, which they did ask! (It’s one of the reasons we created this specific training because people really stumble on this question and it is the one question you know people will ask and being prepared can make or break your interview results.)
Two days later he heard he was advancing to the next stage – a series of Zoom job interviews with real people. (Stay tuned for my next newsletter, I will tell you how Max navigated this phase!)
Bottom line is, you must have a great response to the question, “Tell me about yourself.” A well-structured and tightly delivered response in about one minute. The answer to this important question can frame the entire interview. You control the interview if you can get the interviewer to ask follow-up questions about the interesting tidbits you sprinkled throughout your answer.
Think back to how you answered this question in the past. Is your answer to this critical job interview question tightly composed with interesting tidbits to spark further questions and conversation? Or like Max, do you find this to be the most intimidating question?
We can help! Check out The Interview Doctor’s new training product, Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Strategic Job Interviews. You can be 100% prepared for this question in your next interview. Use our workbook, videos, and guided process to organize your thoughts into a streamlined response that gets results.
We began this business in 2004 with this proven technique for successful interview preparation. Hundreds of people have used our job interview process to land their next jobs. We are The Interview Doctor for a reason!
I know this technique works! Take advantage of this new training to shine at your next job interview! Click here to get all the details and get instant access to the nine videos that come with the workbook to prepare you to “Tell me about Yourself.”