Tell Me Something About Yourself

  • Tell me about yourself” can be the first question asked by the interviewer in an interview process.

    So make sure that you are not goofing up on the first question itself, as it will be the worst thing you could ever do in an interview process.


    Understanding the purpose of this question helps you provide a clear and crisp answer to your interviewer.

    Even though this is a tricky kind of question, most of the job seekers answer it by trying their own strategies. As every job profile and roles are different, there is no fixed kind of answer to this question. Moreover, the interviewer is not much concerned about the stuff you will be answering but will focus on HOW you are answering or specifically how you are handling this particular situation.


    So before answering, analyze what the interviewer has asked. The interviewers might be phrasing the question “tell me about yourself” in different ways like:

    • Tell me something about yourself
    • Tell us a little about yourself.
    • Say something about yourself.
    • Describe yourself in three words.
    • Tell something about yourself.
    • What would you like me to know about you?

    You can be asked this question in any of the above-mentioned formats.