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snowpeach06
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"Tell me about yourself..."

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:06 pm

What's the best way to answer this question?

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby gabbagabba » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Ballsy Answer: I smoke 7 gram rocks and live a bitchin' rock star life with a porn star - it's called "winning", and it's all because I have tiger blood and adonis DNA

Answer for the rest of us: what they wanna hear is how much you want the job and how you've been angling for it ever since you were in diapers

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby RVP11 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:33 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:What's the best way to answer this question?


This is usually a stupid question asked by a lazy interviewer.

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby skippy1 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:40 pm

When I was looking for jobs after undergrad, sometimes I would get this from an interviewer. It would bother me because it seemed as if the interviewer could not be bothered to look at my resume. However, sometimes the interviewer wants to hear you be able to articulate how you are a good fit for the position. I believe the "right" answer in this situation is to give a concise description of your background and then relate it to the position. Approaching it this way has worked for me.

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby gothamm » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:48 pm

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby TheTopBloke » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:49 pm

gabbagabba wrote:Ballsy Answer: I smoke 7 gram rocks and live a bitchin' rock star life with a porn star - it's called "winning", and it's all because I have tiger blood and adonis DNA

Answer for the rest of us: what they wanna hear is how much you want the job and how you've been angling for it ever since you were in diapers


I'll take the smoke 7 gram rock option.


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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby TTH » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:38 am

snowpeach06 wrote:What's the best way to answer this question?


11.5 inches, with impressive girth.

Yep, that should get the message you want across.

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby Da Stain » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:37 pm

"Thanks for your time, but I guess it's pretty obvious this isn't gonna work out."

Then get up and leave, wait for rejection letter that was coming either way.

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:05 pm

TTH wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:What's the best way to answer this question?


11.5 inches, with impressive girth.

Yep, that should get the message you want across.


How about 2.5 inches with impressive girth (think soda can)?

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Re: "Tell me about yourself..."

Postby funkyturds » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:38 am

keep it to less than 45 seconds-1 min, focus on things you think they want to hear that aren't already apparent on your resume.




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