Tell me something about your self.Answer 1 - Go prepared for this question, as this is the most frequently asked question in the interview. Answer it covering your work experience, educational qualifications and a little information about your family background. Try to focus on key areas of your work while talking about your professional experience. This is an open ended question and can help you in taking the interview in which ever direction you want it to go. You should know where to put a full stop to provoke the desired question from the interviewer.
Answer 2 - When an interviewer asks to describe yourself, you should ensure that it should be short and simple. Avoid using flowery words and flaunting about yourself. It should be something like:
Hello, My name is John Wales. I’m from New York and born and brought up in the city. My father is a businessman and my mother is a teacher. I have two siblings, an elder brother and an elder sister, both single. I like reading and extremely fond of fiction.
Why does this role interest you? Or why have you applied for this job?Answer 1 - Keep the focus of the answer to this question on your skills, experience and personal qualities. Link the job requirement to your skills rather than talking about the challenges, career and progression.
Answer 2 - Try and convince the interviewer that you are there for an interview not because you were called, but because you are supposed to be there and deserve it. Confidence and poise is all that it takes to persuade the interviewer. It should be something like:
This role was something I always wanted to do. I am confident that I will not just be able to achieve the responsibilities that will be given to me, but also learn from them. It will only make me and my company succeed.