He read them off different problems and wanted to see how they would interpret them.He used children in the age groups of 12-17 and it worked out.Those answers are typically longer and include concrete evidence and examples of you applying those skills to past experiences.
Let’s start by first breaking down exactly why hiring managers ask this question.
But first, we wanted to let you know that there are over 100 difficult interview questions you could be asked in your job interview. Don’t worry, because we created a free PDF that outlines the most common questions and gives you word for word sample answers that you can use at your next interview. In many ways, for the same reason they ask the question “Tell me about yourself.” No, it’s not to make you uncomfortable, and it’s certainly not an opportunity for you to sit back and treat them like a therapy session and go into deep detail about how your early childhood turned you into the person you are today.
While there is some overlap, they require you to focus on different things in your answers.
When you answer “Tell me about yourself,” you’re highlighting the key professional strengths and skills that you have that bring value to the company…what you can do.
Start with your quality/characteristic from the list of words to describe yourself and then finish off with a specific, tailored example. (Again, this isn’t your life story.) Now before we get into how to properly answer this confusing question, let’s hit on the ways NOT to answer it. While we do want a long list of adjectives that properly describe the qualities and characteristics you bring to the position, an interviewer doesn’t just want you to just fire off a random string of adjectives as though this were a grown-up version of “fill in the blanks” or “Hiring Manager Mad Libs.” Make sure you list a quality or characteristic adjective, and then back it up with a tailored answer that exactly demonstrates how that adjective makes you invaluable to your potential employer. Speaking of adjectives, let’s not venture too far off the path and make sure your adjectives actually relate to the job you’re applying to. You can’t simply list off a string of adjectives that describe yourself without having concrete examples of you demonstrating that quality. I take my job seriously and once assigned a task, will see it through to completion.
Save adjectives like “dashing,” “devastatingly handsome,” “hilarious” and “suave” for your online dating profile. You also want to make sure that the words you’re using are words you’d actually use about yourself. Use examples from your past that prove that you are that person (beyond a shadow of a doubt). At my last job we lost a worker to injury and did not have the budget to hire a replacement, so I volunteered to pick up the slack, often working long hours into the night. I really enjoy working with a wide variety of people to achieve a common goal efficiently and realistically.
I look at life as if something bad comes along, no need to dwell on it you can’t take it back so just move-on and improve what you did wrong if it’s possible.
I was taught to be caring and thoughtful; I wasn’t taught anything else from anyone other than not to trust people.
Remember, we’re looking for qualities and characteristics. What qualities or characteristics would an applicant need in order to be considered the Perfect Candidate?
Now go through and see how you can exemplify these qualities and characteristics.