Regardless of what job you’re interviewing for, you can expect it to start with this seemingly innocuous request from your potential future employer: “Tell me about yourself”.

Why is this common question so difficult to answer? Most of us don’t have a lot of practice talking about ourselves in a professional context, so we aren’t sure where to start or what to say. The best way to make a good first impression is to make sure you have a great answer prepared in advance, because your response will set the tone for the rest of the interview, and may very well be the reason you get hired.

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