LANSING: 877-481-4930
JACKSON: 877-365-8144

How to Respond to “Tell me about yourself”

Tell Me About Yourself

Often times, the most puzzling part of an interview is the broad icebreaker: “Tell me about yourself.” When employers say “tell me about yourself”, they really mean what can you do for this business. Prepare yourself before an interview using these helpful tips as guidance.

1. Make a list of your top qualities that apply to the position you are being interviewed for. Practice a dialogue in the mirror of what you will say about yourself during the interview.

2. Be confident. Don’t be afraid to talk about your accomplishments and traits that you are proud of. The interviewer wants to know why you make a better fit to the position than other candidates.

3. Begin with your most impressive accomplishments and try to relate them to how these experiences will help you in your future career.

Practice, practice, practice! And don’t forget to make eye contact!


"I love my job. I’ve never worked for a better employer ever. I would have never found this job without Career Quest.”



 “The students coming out of Career Quest have been prepared for what they should expect coming into the real world."