From the Blog:
Answering the MOST Dreaded Interview Question
by Jessie Richardson, Contributing Writer
Article Sponsored by: TSA
If you have been methodically executing a well-prepared job search strategy and had your military resume prepared or reviewed by a professional military resume writer, chances are, it is time to start thinking about interviewing. If there is one question an interviewee can bank on, it is the dreaded, "Tell me about yourself." Most candidates find this question to be a particularly difficult question to answer becauseit requires the ability to adeptly handle one's self in an unstructured setting. Instead of dreading the question, focus your energy on understanding the purpose behind it and preparing accordingly. Seize this question as an opportunity to describe yourself positively and focus the interview on your strengths.
The method behind the madness:
The wrong response:
The correct response:
Rather than dread this question, embrace it. Prepare an answer and practice it. With a well-planned strategy, it allows you to set the tone for the rest of the interview, setting you up to answer the questions you most want to answer.
Jessie Richardson, CPRW, is director of resume services at MilitaryResumes.com, the military-to-civilian transition experts. She is a Naval Academy graduate and a regular commentator on job search best practices for military-experienced job seekers. Read more transition advice online at the MilitarytoCivilian.com blog.
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