How to Answer Tell Me About Yourself—Job Interview in English

Tell me about yourself. This is the most common question for a job interview in English.

But what does this question really mean? What does the interviewer want to hear? What should or shouldn’t you say?

There are several reasons the interviewer uses this question:

✨Start a conversation

✨Get a first impression of you

✨Evaluate who you are/what you have to offer

✨Quickly assess whether you might be a good fit for the job

Without a doubt, this is an important interview question.

I know you want to express yourself freely in English. You want to sound intelligent, like the professional you are. You want to feel confident. Today’s lesson will help you do that when you have to answer: Tell me about yourself.

You’ll learn 3 essential dos and don’ts for how to answer tell me about yourself + I have a free workbook you can download to help you prepare your perfect answer, step-by-step.

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Common Questions:
🌏 Where are you from? I’m from the United States but I’ve also lived in Pakistan, the Czech Republic, Germany, and France.
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I’m so glad you’re still reading. I want to tell you one important thing—English fluency and confidence are 100% possible for you, even if you feel shy, frustrated, and stuck.

With Speak Confident English, I share strategies, skills, and resources so you can get the English fluency and confidence you need to:

✨Have conversations, get the job you want
✨Share your opinions in a business meeting
✨Make friends easily and start a conversation with anyone in English
✨Go to the grocery store without stress
✨Feel comfortable with any situation—in English.



4 thoughts on “How to Answer Tell Me About Yourself—Job Interview in English

  1. My name is Sandy, I am extremely interested in this post ,cause I really enjoy talking with people. It is very challenging and have fun to meet different people every single day .I am confident to achieve your request, I will be appreciated of having a chance to join your company.

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