Answering Interview Question: Can You Tell Me a Little About Yourself?

TRAP: This is the most common first question. Many candidates flunk this one because they answer too broadly. Don't make a wrong first impression and try to fit your life story into two minutes.

TRICK: The recruiter wants to gain insight about you and how you would fit into the company.

This is a warm-up question, so you shouldn't waste your best points here. Limit your answers to work-related matters and don't waste time on irrelevant information. Briefly cover four topics: early years, education, work history, and recent career experience.

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