The Mentorist


“So, Tell Me About Yourself”: Interviewing with Finesse

Many years ago, I got a call from a “big deal” recruiter in charge of filling a Fortune 1000 company ‘C’-level position.  After introducing herself, the recruiter’s first words were, “So, tell me something about yourself.”

My response?  “Well, what do you want to know?”  (She had my resume right there in front of her, after all….)  So wrong!

Not surprisingly, I didn’t hear from that recruiter a second time.

Since then, I’ve learned to handle the “tell me…” question with a fair amount of finesse.  You can do the same, by following these guidelines: Continue reading