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Tell Me About

Yourself
(Learn how to answer this job interview
question)

Tell Me About
Yourself!

I think youll agree


with me that when
you are asked this
dreaded interview
question, the
chances are that you
may end up
blabbering

Worst of all, it will most likely be the


first question they will ask you in the
interview

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First things first,


let me introduce
myself.

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

Lets continue

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Here are what not to dos (1/5)


To start with, the hiring manager has already
seen your resume and even cover letter. There
is really no need for you to go over your resume
bullet by bullet anymore.

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Here are what not to dos (2/5)


When you are presenting your background,
dont fall victim to under or over qualification.
Just give them what they need. There is a very
thin line between being an over-achiever and
being over-qualified.

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Here are what not to dos (3/5)


No need to share them your life story. And oh
God please dont you start from your high
school years. Its really a waste of everybodys
time

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Here are what not to dos (4/5)


Avoid keeping it too long. Its a monologue so
nobody really has 20 minutes to listen to your
background, however exciting that may sound
to you.

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Here are what not to dos (5/5)


Dont be boring. Please... You should show
some real enthusiasm in your pitch. The more
energetic you are the better it is. Oh, remember
to smile. It makes a big difference

Tell Me About Yourself interview question


is one of the easiest ones as far as
interview questions go. If you are well
prepared, you will gain so many points.

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do you know why


interviewers ask this
question?

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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after all, they have


seen your resume, your
cover letter, they may
have even Googled
you Why ask?

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

Its because they want to see


your presentation skills!

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surprised?
Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

Remember this, companies want


employees who are;
presentable

well spoken
charismatic and likable (especially for sales roles)

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if they asked you to


present the company or
its products in the
interview, it would be
unfair to you as you
have limited knowledge

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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but what better


material is there then
for you to present your
very own background

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

Alright, so how to do it? How to


present your background?

I will present you 2


approaches here.

First Approach...
For the first approach, all you have to do is prepare a 2-minute
pitch; talking about your current role, then past experience, and tie
it with your future ambitions while making sure you give them what
they are looking for. Simple.
Something similar to below this is what I would say if I were
interviewing today;

First Approach (example)


Ive been working as a manager with PwC Consulting for the past 5 years. During this time, Ive
been providing incredible value to my clients through strategies we developed and implemented
for them. These are typically projects lasted anywhere from a week to 6 months.
Looking back it now, I must have done a great job as engagement manager that our clients
particularly requested for me whenever they came back for new work packages.
Prior to PwC, I was with 2 other consulting companies. And finally, or I should say firstly in this
case I guess, I started my career with S&P as an analyst. I was with S&P until 2008 which is
when I was laid off I guess some would find this ironic

In addition to this, I have an MBA degree from Cass Business School of City University London
and I hold various professional certifications including; PMP, PMI-RMP, and CMA.
Now Im looking forward to taking my career to the next level with [the company name] and
continue to add more value to my clients under [the company]s umbrella.

I think above speech would be good


enough but not necessarily something
you would collect so many points. It
would be like ticking the box. Now, lets
look at the 2nd approach

Second Approach...
In my line of profession, in management consulting, we always
present with supporting tools, for example; a PowerPoint
presentation, videos, charts, interviews with experts, the list is
long. So, when I get interviewed by clients I always have at least a
PowerPoint presentation made up of only 3-4 pages which allow
me to clearly highlight what my relevant experience is, which
methodologies we used, and how the results were.

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so I suggest you do
the same

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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prepare a 3-4 page


PowerPoint presentation
and present it when they
say tell me about
yourself like these
templates

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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you can download the


ppt files at
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Or simply

CLICK HERE

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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I have 1 more
awesomeness for
you today!

Deniz Sasal
PwC Consulting Manager
MBA, PMP, PMI-RMP, CMA

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