As a fresh graduate with no prior experience, getting a decent job can be a herculean task. Typically, recruiters that will give you a chance will want to be won over by your attitude, promise and exhibited potential, hence the question / statement ‘ Tell me about yourself’ during interviews. It is important to get this question right as it may hold the key to getting the job or not. In a YouTube video on her channel, professional recruiter Selina Buabeng shares tips on why and how to nail this question.
Tip 1: HAVE A PERSONAL BRAND
Have a clear cut mental presentation of who you are, your capabilities and what makes you valuable; you can start by introducing yourself and using objectives to describe your personality. For example, you can say “My name is … and I’m a resourceful, dependable and self-motivated person.
Tip 2: HAVE A STARTING POINT
You can start with college, what inspired your interest and also talk about the internships you did in and after school. This will show the recruiter your motivation and your dedication towards achieving your goals.
Tip 3: TALK ABOUT YOUR TRAININGS AND RESEARCH
Talk about any related trainings or research done in school and out of school and how those skills relate to the position you applied. List workshops, internships and volunteering roles that align with the position you’re applying for.
Tip 4: TELL THE RECRUITER WHY YOU ARE THE BEST CANDIDATE
Tell the recruiter why you are the best candidate for the role regardless of the fact that you have no working experience. For the example, you can say “By considering me you will be getting a hardworking. loyal trust worthy team member who will put the goals of the company above everything else.”
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