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Self introduction In Interviews


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Self Introduction In Interviews. This describes how to convince an interviewer that you are the only job candidate to hire for the job. What to say and how to act, sell yourself and your skills with a structured self introduction including how to answer the 'tell me about yourself' question. More information at or 01270 881811

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Self introduction In Interviews

  1. 1. Self-Introduction In Interviews Self introduction is your key to interview success. You start from a baseline position where they have no experience of who you are or what you are like. Now you are going to meet the hiring manager in person. You have a one-off make or break opportunity to get them to see you as the only person they want to employ.
  2. 2. Self-Introduction In Interviews Interviewers often rely heavily on their first impressions, to the extent that the interview becomes merely a confirmation of that first impression, either good or bad. The most important aim is a positive first impression. Everybody has an opinion as to how you do that: Look 'em in the eye, give 'em a firm handshake, speak up and don't mumble; know your stuff. All good ideas, but what do you actually say?
  3. 3. Self-Introduction In Interviews Create A Favorable First Impression Be sure you appear confident and open. Meeting for the first time, make eye-contact and repeat the interviewer's name as you shake hands. Thank them for inviting you to the interview. As you sit down, smile to indicate you are ready to get down to business. What often follows is the 'tell us about yourself' question.
  4. 4. Self-Introduction In Interviews Tell Us About Yourself This is where you develop the rapport that will carry you through to the positive outcome at the end of the interview. This is not some lengthy story about your life, but a short focused statement that sounds interesting to the listener. Make it interesting by keeping it less than 3 minutes and by showing that you are interested in both the job and the organization. This means you need to do some research about the business beforehand.
  5. 5. Self-Introduction In Interviews Tell Us About Yourself 1. Start at the earliest point in your career moving forward so that the last thing you say is recent and relevant. 2. You MUST highlight your key strengths which fit with the needs of the prospective employer. You should be sure you know exactly what they're looking for. 3. Speak clearly, with good eye contact and with no jargon. 4. Include a brief version of your exit statement to explain why you're applying for the job. This should last for no more than 3 minutes .
  6. 6. Self-Introduction In Interviews Include examples of your key strengths and achievements which relate directly to the requirements of the new job, and try to demonstrate personal qualities ; the type of person you are is often more important than just ability to do a job. Rehearse: If it sounds false it will set the alarm bells ringing and the rapport will be destroyed. The interviewer needs to identify the best candidate to hire, who is also the best 'fit' in terms of both personality and technical ability. Also remember that they may need to justify their decision to hire you, to someone higher!
  7. 7. Self-Introduction In Interviews Key Strengths Example: " I have very good communication skills ; I work well either leading or being part of a team and I am self-motivated and capable of working on several tasks at once. As a leader of small teams I involve people in the decisions so that they feel involved and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to tasks facing the team. I manage the information, plan and organise and make the decisions as required. With my strong communication skills, I have been able to motivate the staff to higher standards of performance meaning we have also helped our profits figures through increased sales and tighter cost-control. Alongside this I have encouraged innovation and my team has produced several very good ideas for new products, services and markets. As an example the new widget has taken off in Eastern Europe and is contributing 7% of profits in less than 18 months. Most importantly I actively s eek to develop members of my team for their own careers sake but also for the future of the business itself. I also look for personal development opportunities to ensure my skills are kept up to date."
  8. 8. Self-Introduction In Interviews This is a job interview! They do NOT want to hear about where you go to watch football or your pets' names or how your grandchild just lost her first tooth. What they DO want to hear is how your career brought you to THIS point of being here in THIS room with them; where and how you got started, the decisions you made along the way and why this new role is right for your career and right for the employer as well. Tell them how you took up your first job and gained specific skills as your career progressed. Add to this your promotions or appointments to new job roles and how you sought out opportunities to develop in your chosen career. Then say that when you saw this new job being advertised, you became very excited because of the match.
  9. 9. Self-Introduction In Interviews Career Change Information, Advice & Tips From Expert CV Writing & Resume Preparation For All Levels of Seniority +44 1270 881811