Knowing how to talk and act during an interview is tricky. There are just as many ways of making good impressions as there are bad impressions. Take our advice and promote yourself the right way during an interview when asked to “tell me about yourself.”
- “I have the ability to blend in to any situation.” Explain this statement with a description of how you have worked with a variety of people, especially those older than you that have provided valuable lessons, and also how you can adapt when surrounded with coworkers and other people half your age.
- “I am synonymous with creativity.” Back up this statement by explaining how your mind is very creative. Mention that your hobbies and interests are inspired by creativity, so you never seem to have a shortage of creative ideas for solutions to tough situations.
- “I can strategize to achieve higher goals.” Employers want to hear that you know how to strategize in order to make a project successful. They want to know that you can keep your mind clear enough to set priorities without letting your heart control your actions.
- “I am an expert in the field.” Humility is important, but knowing when you are an expert in your field shows that you have worked hard to be able to claim that and that you know you are capable.
- “I am a patient listener with good interpersonal skills.” Everyone wants good listeners on their team. Emphasize that you listen to what your coworkers have to say no matter if they are older or younger than you. Go on to explain that you are able to start conversations with anyone and easily get along with others.
- “I am hard working.” Explain with this statement that you still like to have fun, but when it comes to work, you know when to buckle down and not let other distractions get in the way. Describe how you pay attention to every small detail and work hard to find even the smallest error to ensure that nothing gets past you unless it is perfect.
- “I have the ability to make the right decision.” There is no point in claiming you have good skills and aptitude if you cannot also claim that you can make the right decisions at the right time. Delays in taking action can cost a project valuable time and money.
- “I am self-determined.” Support this statement by explaining how you have control and are confident in your decisions and actions, not hesitating to take on greater responsibility.
- “I can work independently as well as in a group.” Companies need team players, but also need employees that can work on their own without hand-holding and contact direction. Highlight your enthusiasm for working in groups by admitting that you enjoy working in groups because you don’t feel that you can achieve the best results alone for certain projects.
- “I am my own person.” Explain that you have your own qualities and attributes. It is up to you to show an interviewer how you turn your weaknesses into strengths.
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