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[面试问题]每日一面：Tell me about yourself.
Tintin 发表于 2009/12/22 13:45:17
Q: Tell me about yourself
l You can very briefly recap a few high points in your life story (like in a sentence or two), but the question is about more than just “let’s get acquainted.”
l Your education and prior work history may be worth brief mention, depending on relevance, but this should be on your resume and job application and thus need not be given in full detail.
l The greatest emphasis should normally be on your recent career experience and how it qualifies you for the job in question.
l If that’s a stretch — such as because you’re relatively young and inexperienced or looking to make somewhat of a career change — focus on the general qualifications and personal attributes you feel make you qualified.
1. Provide a brief introduction. Introduce attributes that are key to the open position.
During my 10 years' of experience as a sales manager, I have mastered the ability to coach, train, and motivate sales teams into reaching corporate goals.
2. Provide a career summary of your most recent work history. Your career summary is the "meat" of your response, so it must support your job objective and it must be compelling. Keep your response limited to your current experience. Don't go back more than 10 years.
Sample career summary:
Most recently, at The Widget Corporation, I was challenged with turning around a stagnant territory that ranked last in sales in the North-eastern region.
Using strategies that have worked in the past, I developed an aggressive sales campaign that focused on cultivating new accounts and nurturing the existing client base. The results were tremendous. Within six months my sales team and I were able to revitalize the territory and boost sales by 65%.
3. Tie your response to the needs of the hiring organization. Don't assume that the interviewer will be able to connect all the dots. It is your job as the interviewee to make sure the interviewer understands how your experiences are transferable to the position they are seeking to fill.
Because of my proven experience in leading sales teams, Craig Brown suggested I contact you regarding your need for a sales manager. Craig filled me in on the challenges your sales department is facing.
4. Ask an insightful question. By asking a question you gain control of the interview. Don't ask a question for the sake of asking. Be sure that the question will engage the interviewer in a conversation. Doing so will alleviate the stress you may feel to perform.
What strategies are currently underway to increase sales and morale within the sales department?
A person is defined in three ways: (1) who he is right now, (2) what he has done in the past, and (3) what he will become in the future.
So, here is how you answer: (1) I am a [the job title for which you are applying or something very close.] (2) I have [how many years of experience] in [what field, what subject]. (3) I want to be [a job title that is a couple or a few levels above the current position for which you are applying in 5 to 10 years.] Close your answer with an affirmative question: "Is there anything else you want to know?"
This question is very difficult for me. Right now I’m still not prepared. The samples given above, I think, are not very good. Before going any further, I’d like to take a break from now on because I have to define myself clearly. Figure out:
l What are my skills?
l What is my strength?
l What is my personality?
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