Many interviewers open by asking the candidate to talk about him or herself, and this can be quite an overwhelming way to begin an important interview! Here, we share our tips on answering this question in a unique and positive way that will help you to stand out from the other candidates.
Securing an interview is the first part of the process of getting a new job, and we can help to connect you with the best positions for you. We have worked with many individuals to help prepare for applications and interviews, and we pride ourselves on our excellent placement record.
The following tips can help you to formulate a great response to the question, “Can you tell me about yourself?”:
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Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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