“Tell me about yourself,” is often one of the first questions you hear at a job interview.
The hiring manager may be stalling because they haven’t had time to study your resume OR they may realize that open-ended questions are an effective way to identify candidates who can fit in and perform well. In any case, they’re often deciding whether it’s worth continuing the interview based on how you answer this seemingly casual ice-breaker.
There’s a lot at stake, and you can make this question work to your advantage. Learn how to describe yourself quickly and compellingly so you can land more job offers.