It’s a statement I hear almost every time I interview someone. “I’m sorry, I just don’t like bragging or talking about myself.” Have you ever said this, or thought it? Chances are you are not alone. Talking about yourself too much can make you look arrogant, while not talking about yourself can make you seem timid and insecure. There is a balance to approaching the infamous question during your interview; so what can you tell me about yourself?
Here are 3 tips to help you remember how to talk about yourself during an interview
1- Share Quality Not Quantity
Talking too much will get you no where. Keep your answers to the point. If you begin to tell a story, be sure to not give the whole story. Most recruiters want to see some communication skills and ability to convey a message. By talking too much, you could be hurting your chances.
2-Back Strengths Up With Stories
3-Focus on Outcomes, Not Experiences