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Video: Tell me about yourself: How to best answer this interview question as an executive

Updated: Mar 6, 2021

The interviewer is going to ask you the inevitable vague conversation starter: “So, tell me about yourself!”

What you say next is incredibly important.

In this video I share my take on the best answer based on years of interviewing executives.

This isn’t about going through your resume chronologically. This isn’t a 20 minute speech.

Here is the framework to craft a great elevator pitch:

  1. What about your foundation makes you great at what you’re doing today?

  2. Compare the companies and positions on your resume. What differences do you see? How is having both sides of this experience valuable?

  3. Where do you add value? In what type of environment do you make an impact?

Watch the video and I'll walk you through an example.

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