How to Introduce Yourself in English | Tell Me Something About Yourself? – Interview Tips | ChetChat

How to Introduce Yourself in English | Tell Me Something About Yourself? – Interview Tips | ChetChat

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if there’s one thing scarier than
skydiving and that’s being asked to tell me something about yourself by a group
of strangers in a formal setting so today I’m going to give you a ten step
process to help you answer this trick question which appears in every job
interview so hey this is Chetna and you’re watching ChetChat so please
press the subscribe button and the bell icon right next to it and give us a
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communities on whatsapp then here’s the number on the screen in this video I’m
going to give you one a simple ten step process to help you introduce yourself
in any job interview in fact you can use this in any selection interview second
I’m going to give you some rules that go along with each step and third I’m going
to talk about some common mistakes and how you can correct them I’m also going
to give you some stock phrases that you can use in your introduction if English
is not your first language and at the end of this video I’m going to give you
a complete introduction that you can use with your own customization. Tell me
about yourself this question comes in a number of different forms for example
walk me through your background or take us through your resume but whatever it
is this is a trick question because the interviewers asking us to tell them
about ourselves and in fact they know everything about us by seeing that
resume so exactly what are they asking us to tell them they’re asking us for
two things one they want to know our attitude towards work what kind of a
person am i – they want to know whether I’m a good fit for the job and what I
can contribute to the company so we need to catch their attention and keep them
interested. Chances are they’ve had a full day looking at hundreds of
applicants that look exactly like you here’s your opportunity to prove to them
that you are best suited for the job and now on to that 10 step process the first
set of steps that you need to take are about who are you
step number one is called greetings now formal greetings are highly
recommended like good morning before 12 known good afternoon
after 12 known and good evening anytime after 4:30 or 5:00 in the evening all
the way till midnight rules smile be confident and make good
eye contact and common mistakes are like saying hey hi what’s up and also
fumbling between the good morning and the good afternoon Step number 2 thank
you for the opportunity this is an optional step and depending upon the
situation you could either say thank you for shortlisting me for the final
interview or thank you for this opportunity to talk about myself now
this will not only create a good first impression but it’ll also help both you
and the interviewer relax a bit step Step number three is your name now I am
Chetna Vasishth I’m Chetna Vasishth or you can also say my name is or my name’s
the rule is to smile to be proud of your name and to enunciate it clearly and
some common mistakes here are a saying myself Chetna Vasishth or calling
yourself mister or miss now the question you have right now is should I use my
full name and the answer is yes always please use your full name because simply
using your first name may sound a little casual. Category two type of questions
are about why you’re qualified step number four position and company if you
have work experience then this is the time to tell them about the position you
held the name of the company the number of years any awards that you’ve won and
what impact you’ve had on the company what difference you’ve made to them for
example for the last five years I have been the sales manager at dot dot
leading a small sales team and our team was awarded the
best sales team of the year for two years in a row I have worked closely
with clients and built some key relationships example I am an HR manager
at blah blah blah looking after the key functions of recruitment compensation
Learning and Development I have over 5 years of experience in the field and we
have been able to increase our employee productivity by 8 percent during this
period now the rules for this step one sound enthusiastic about your work Two
don’t sound very pompous like I am a leader
I’ve done everything try to make it sound like you’re a good team player
rule number three tell them something over and above what they can already
read in your resume and the fourth rule is if you make a claim try to give some
proof to make it credible and believable the question you want to ask me right
now is should I start with my most recent position and go backwards or
should I start with my earliest work experience and come forward and the
answer to that is always start with your most recent position and talk about it
and go backwards only if it’s highly relevant or very
important otherwise your resume covers all of that. Step number five is
qualifications if you’re a fresher you’re not going to be able to answer
step number four and you’re going to jump right into step number five so
let’s see some examples I’m a recent MBA from – – – with prior work experience in
the pharmaceutical sector or I have completed a bachelor’s in mass media
degree with a specialization in public relations and corporate communications
or I am currently pursuing a five-year integrated law program at – school with
a focus on cyber law if your college is prominent and well-known mention it
otherwise let it pass common mistake I am a bmm from NMIMS mm-hmm so if you
are a fresher than just one line like I’m a software engineer from so-and-so
school doesn’t seem enough so this is your chance to add achievement-oriented
mini stories for example I was part of the research
project on how modern technologies changed the way of teaching in the
future where we worked with an ed tech company to evaluate the efficacy of some
tech based teaching interventions make sure you talk about a project in an area
that’s relevant to the employer and if the area is not directly relevant how
about you talk about some skills that could be relevant for example you’ve
recently done a project called the impact of gaming consoles on the youth
and you’re just about to appear for an interview with a food marketing company
so how about you say this to them this project helped us understand the
motivations of today’s youths and how to attract their attention with our
products and services you can also talk about any training program courses or
other experiences that you might have had during your graduation question
should I mention my CGPA when I’m just a fresher well normally I would avoid it
because it’s already there on your resume but if you want to highlight your
academic achievements how about saying something like I’ve consistently been in
the top 1% or 5% of my class step number 6 additional qualifications
this may include any outside courses that you did skills that you gained or
awards that you want for example I have completed a six-month computer animation
course from … I’m proficient in German and Spanish
I have learnt dotnet Java and Python on Coursera which have helped me in
completing a project on so on and so forth
step number seven is called adjectives now use some adjectives to describe
yourself to the interviewer for example you could be versatile easygoing
solution-oriented determined team player or just someone who enjoys working with
others now if at this point you’re worrying about English and you’re saying
hey English is not my first language and how am I going to be able to say all of
this then I’m gonna introduce you to this app called Cambly that I use a lot
where you can connect with English tutors from around the
world and there are native speakers and you can brush up your conversational
English so let’s quickly call one of them up and find out what they have to
say about tell me something about yourself well I think it’s very good to
be authentic you know authentic is yes so it means to be very real and be
yourself you should definitely use a complicated vocabulary and complicated
grammatical structures as long as it doesn’t interfere with who you are and
how you present yourself and the good news is that Cambly has offered
ChetChat users an exclusive 32 percent discount on their three-month plan when
you use the code chetchat32 so the code is right here and I’m going to give you
a link in the description box as well if you go on to check out this discounted
offer on cambly step number eight is called hobbies and
passion this is optional but you want to include this if this helps you build a
connect with the interviewer if you think they are significant or it helps
you establish some skills that you want to demonstrate to them for example I am
a trained singer and the daily riyaaz has taught me self discipline and dedication
or I am a keen runner and this not only helps me keep fit but also helps me
network with other runners in the community I recommend that you keep this
section very very brief step number nine is family now this is optional I would
typically leave it out of a standard introduction but you can choose to use
it strategically if you wish for example my mother has been a housewife and
during my vacations I helped her set up a small tailoring boutique at home with my
savings from work or my father is a farmer and I helped set up a process
where he could directly sell his produce at the farmers market and bypass the
middlemen alternatively you can use this technique to answer this question on
family when the interviewer poses this question to you
later on during the interview and category three type of questions is why
you’re here step number ten is called closing this
is the point where you tell the interviewer two things one why are you
here why are you applying for this job and two why are you a right fit for this
job you can also use your future plans and connect them to the company’s goals
for example although I love my current role I feel I’m now ready for a more
challenging assignment and this position really excites me this is a very general
statement and you can make it more specific and suited to the company or
you can show off your research that you’ve done about the company and add a
little bit of flattery to it as well at this point for example with my passion
for sport and my skills of data analytics I wish to work for a leading
innovative sports analytics company like yours and I do believe I can make a
positive impact and you can end your introduction by saying that’s all from
me thank you some rules to follow for step number ten a read the Job
Description so you can get some words from there that you can cleverly fit
into this answer and second sound enthusiastic about the position and now
some final tips tip number one write down your personal introduction and make
sure you’ve included your top selling points for that position this will vary
from company to company so make sure you change that and customize that every
time you walk into an interview tip number two jot down and learn only key
points don’t memorize the entire introduction or you’re gonna sound like
a robot let a little bit of spontaneous he come in and don’t worry too much
about the grammatical errors that you think you might make the third tip is
very important limit your entire introduction to about a minute two
minutes is is long I would think one minute tops rule number four maintain
good eye contact and look confident while giving all these answers if
they’re more than one people sitting in the room and only one person has asked
you the question don’t answer the entire question looking at just
that one person look at everyone around the room smile relax breathe and remain
confident use a storytelling mode to tell about your accomplishments you can
use hand gestures if you wish don’t go over the top but you can use some hand
gestures also sound excited happy about everything that you’ve done in the past
and everything that you’re going to do in the future and now let’s put it all
together and this is your sample introduction on tell me something about
yourself good afternoon thank you for shortlisting me for the interview my
name is Sonia Madhok I’m the sales team leader at PQR for the past five years
making significant inroads into new territories with our products I have
worked intensively in both the rural and semi-urban markets understood the dynamic
and build some strong distributor relationships I’m an MBA from XYZ with a
strong background in marketing during work breaks I enjoy trekking and
mountaineering this activity has shown me that good strategy consistency and
determination can help you overcome any obstacle I’m a person who thrives in a
fast-paced environment and right now I’m looking for an opportunity to apply my
marketing expertise along with my creative problem-solving skills to an
innovative marketing company like yours I’m sure your introduction to the
question tell me about yourself will be even more powerful than what I’ve been
able to show you and I hope I’ve been of help and thank you so much for watching
right till the end wish you all the best for that interview coming up and press
the subscribe button and the bell icon write next to it and give us a thumbs up
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100 thoughts on “How to Introduce Yourself in English | Tell Me Something About Yourself? – Interview Tips | ChetChat”

  1. Hi Ma'am 👸😀 Hola! Good video you are so sweet and good English teacher I really likes love your video channel Chetna Ma'am. Please make more good videos like this, you are the best YouTuber Teacher,God Jesus bless you forever bye.

  2. Ma'am today was my GD and interview. And I have just returned home. Everything was excellent. Your's video helped me a lot. Thank you ma'am for such a wonderful video and a wonderful guide. I am proud of having a guide like you and being a part of this ChetChat family.😄😄

  3. Thank you mam. Today is my interview and company is about marketing. I will follow your stepsal and this is my first interview and I am very excited about it.

  4. So great my respected boss i will be like your good English really am very interested i hope you help me for work visa in Berlin please

  5. This one has helped me in recent days for interview n i have done better this time👍 thank u so much ma'am for this one🙌❤

  6. Mam I note that when start your pronunciation was as just as European or American but after sometimes it was sounding same as maximum Indian so catch each and every words. Thanks

  7. Very useful but can u give some tips on teaching for teacher interview and many times they school ask why u left your previous job and all so please guide me.

  8. Highly appriciate mam.

    An excellent presentation. It was very nice very and methodical education one.

    Further, please see go pay your kind attention on example at the latter part. I believe step numbers are to be corrected in betweenstep no: 8 and step no : 10.

    Thanks, again.

  9. I am watching you from Egypt and really I like and watch full video its very nice
    I like your sound too its very clear
    Appreciate your great work 🌹💐😘


  11. Good information, my appreciation, but Madam, is it correct to say so and so school? I think such and such correct.

  12. Its a mouth watering and delicious presentation and your personality adds vibrance to it.But on flip side interview in Indian context is very biased irrespective of the sector and genre and such goodieness don't often come handy.Most of the time its already a predecided contest and in case a space is there for one or two these steps hardly matter..Other factors come into play..

  13. 10 processes :
    1. Greetings
    2.Thank you for the opportunity
    3.Your name
    4.Position and Company
    6.Additional qualifications
    8.Hobbies / Passions

  14. This is helpful. I used to be a supervisor before i became a trainer. Created a channel to help others too. Please check it out.

  15. I think your content is very good, in every video but you speak in English, some people do not understand, I think you should also put Subtitles. Thank you ma'am

  16. Mam please make a video on,
    "Job opportunities or career opportunities in INDIA after doing MS in abroad"

    please make a video on this.!!!

  17. Mam please make a video on,
    "Job opportunities or career opportunities in INDIA after doing MS in abroad"

    please make a video on this.!!!

  18. Mam please make a video on,
    "Job opportunities or career opportunities in INDIA after doing MS in abroad"

    please make a video on this.!!!

  19. Mam please make a video on,
    "Job opportunities or career opportunities in INDIA after doing MS in abroad"

    please make a video on this.!!!

  20. Glad i found this channel.
    You seem very enthusiastic and an eloquent speaker with great stuff in the store.
    Today's my lucky scrolling through YT day (:

  21. Good video. There are two things that I am still doubtful. By the time you met your interviewers, you would have already greeted them with "Good morning" or whatever it is. Second is the name. During the greeting itself they would have called out your name. Not sure if it is OK to repeat these again. Let me know your opinion. But I really liked this video.

  22. Ma'am thanks for your sharing and I think you have included everything for the self-introduction part in your video. But could you tell me what if the self-intro was limited in 1 minute?(This will be a cabin crew interview. )I've seen so many videos on Youtube about this question. Some people suggest a story-telling way. Some people suggest we pay attention to the skills we have (don't start with name or age).I'm really puzzled now. Can you help me with a right way? Thank you so much.🙏

  23. Great video please continue to make video like that today is my interview and I learnt a lot from this video also hopefully it will work in my interview. Thanks mam for this video

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