Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Who Form 8815 Representation

Instructions and Help about Who Form 8815 Representation

Hey it's Lynn orator of Linda Raynor comm career strategist speaker and coach and in this video I'm going to teach you three tips in order to answer the tell me about yourself interview question the right way so that you can stand out in front of hiring managers and ideally land more job offers now before we begin there are a couple of ground rules that you need to know before you can develop the perfect answer to this question rule number one do not talk about your personal or family life when someone asks you tell me about yourself they're not actually asking you to tell them about your personal life choices and the mistakes that you've learned from and how you got here as a human being they're not actually asking you to tell them about yourself they're actually asking you to tell them about your qualifications your experiences as well as why you're a good fit for this role that's it they just want to know about your professional background and experience in a nutshell rule number two do tell a story even though I said you shouldn't be telling them your life story you do want to tell them your professional work story I'll get into details about this a little later but essentially a good professional work story means that it needs to be engaging compelling clear and complete so now that we've got the ground rules out of the way let's move on to our four major tips on how to answer the tell me about yourself interview question okay so let's start off with tip number one tip number one is to give a snapshot of your work history so what this means is you're gonna go back in time to the earliest professional job that you've ever helped and you're gonna start your story from there so you're essentially going to describe what company you worked at what the title was that you held when you were in that position how long you stayed in that position for and most importantly what were your major responsibilities in that position so for example let's just say that you started off your career five years ago as a financial analyst okay let's just make this up this is you another account example you started off your career as a financial analyst five years ago and then you moved up to senior financial analyst and now you're a finance manager when you tell your story you're gonna start with your role as a financial analyst and you're gonna say something along the lines of I started off my career as a financial analyst five years ago with XYZ company where I performed full cycle accounting duties month and closed procedures and assisted with budgeting and forecasting on a monthly basis so now you're going to do that for each and every one of your positions you're essentially telling mini work snapshots for every position that you've held up to the current position that you're holding right now tip number two make your mini stories achievement-oriented so after you've told the employer about the company that you were at the title that you held the number of years you were there for and the major responsibilities that you had in that position you're then going to also describe one major accomplishment that you are able to achieve in that role so I explained a lot about what accomplishments were in my previous video resume hacks how to make a resume stand out which is in the link below but at the same time I'll explain it here an accomplishment is anytime where you have saved time save money improve processes improve profitability I mean anything where you've done something that has created a quantifiable ideally quantifiable results for your company or your department so to add onto our example you would say in that role a major accomplishment I'm most proud of was that I was able to reduce the time spent on month and procedures by developing an Excel model which automated a major accounting process this resulted in a time savings of approximately one day per month so you'll do both this tip number two and tip number one in conjunction with each other for every single position that you've helped now on to tip number three tell the employer what you know about this role once you've gone through your entire story and you've told the employer about your major roles as well as the accomplishments that you've achieved it's now time to acknowledge to the employer what you know they need for this particular position that they're hiring for so to continue on our example you'll then say I understand for that for this position of finance manager that you're hiring for you're looking for someone with strong process improvement skills the reason why this is so important and that so many people don't do this is because what it does psychologically is that it tells the employer that not only are you aware of your abilities and your achievements but that you're also aware of his or her needs as well and what they're looking for and when you can say something as simple as just simply acknowledging I'm aware that you know for this role you need process improvements skills and abilities it's creating a connection with the employer it's not you any longer just talking at them you're talking to them finally on to tip number four tell the employer why you're the right fit for what they need this is the icing on the cake it's the cherry on top and it's the one thing that many many people do not even bother to say when they're answering this or many other interview questions and that is to tell the employer to literally spoon-feed them to maybe even brainwash them into understanding why you are the