The Opening Note
October 11, 2017
I have often met people who believe that one of the toughest things they could possibly do is talk about their own self. When you are headed to a job interview, things can get even tougher because you do not know the things to state and the ones to avoid. This is why it is important to understand beforehand as to what would be an apt answer for an introduction.
So, here we will guide you on the possible ways by which you can handle this question and hopefully impress your interviewer.
Be precise, crisp and confident
When you are asked to introduce yourself, the interviewer is actually looking to get an insight into how you perceive yourself. This isn’t a technical question and the only purpose is to break the ice and get an opinion of who you are. You can read more here.
So, you should keep the answer casual but professional. Do not go on and on about the number of relationships you had; the tumultuous experiences in your past job and so on. The focus should be on answering precisely who you are as a person, your aim in life, maybe one of your strength and weakness and along with it, your aspiration and/or experiences.
This should be good enough to act like the right introduction.
Your body language
Along with the kind of reply you give, it is also important to have the right kind of body language. If your answer looks very monotonous and you simply talk but do not interact, it will not create the right impression.
The last thing you want is to find that your interviewer has already been bored with you. This will make him lose interest in interviewing you and it can be extremely detrimental to your career. So, you should have a positive body language, a smile on your face and a willingness to interact with the interviewer. A positive vibe has the power to make the right kind of difference.
Know where to stop
Some people tend to go on and on when it comes to their introduction. You need to know where to stop. Do not pause abruptly but end on a smooth note so that your interviewer too feels glad about interviewing you. Always start your interview by greeting him/her and after the answer, wait patiently for him take the lead.
In a job interview, your interviewer is the boss and you need to follow what he is asking you to do. So, keep that respect and professionalism going and it should make the right difference.
These are some of the vital tips which can help you out. Of course, there are other things which you need to be mindful of and for more guidance on this matter, you can always check out The Career Mastery. Deniz has some of the most innovative and the finest tips which we are sure will help you frame a perfect reply. So, are you all set to start your interview on the best note?