Interview-Tell Me About Yourself Question

The Test Lead
4 min readOct 30, 2023

“Tell me about yourself” is a common interview question that’s often used as an icebreaker. I have been on hundreds of interviews and each one always starts with this question. It’s an opportunity for you to provide a brief overview of your background, experience, and what makes you a strong candidate for the position. I used to mess this part up initially, but as I got more experienced and went on more interviews I started realizing better way to answer this question.

Here’s a structured way to approach:


Always smile, it helps breaks the relieve initial tension in both you and the interviewer. It also helps set the mood and tone for the rest of the conversation.

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Start with a Brief Introduction:

Begin by sharing your name and a little about your background, such as your education and any relevant certifications.
Example: “Certainly. My name is [Your Name], and I recently graduated with a degree in [Your Field]. I also completed a certification in [Relevant Certification], which has equipped me with [mention skills or knowledge gained].”



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