When you hear “Tell me about yourself” or “Describe yourself in three words, the real question asked by the hiring manager is:
• Tell me about yourself as a professional.
• What do YOU think is important for the job?
• How are you going to fit in with the company and provide value?
So, to answer the real questions asked by them, here are the tips that you need to remember during self-introduction in interview.
Tips to Improve Self Introduction in Interview Process:
1. Put on a smile and greet the interviewers & give details about Name, Place after greeting: 微笑，打招呼后介绍姓名、地址
For a start, the candidate requires to smile and greet all the interviewers sitting on the panel. While greeting the interview deliver a firm handshake saying “Hello”, “Good Morning” or any other greeting. Moreover, the place doesn’t include a whole address. Therefore, a candidate should keep their starting stage clean and precise.
2. Add family details, if asked for: 如果被问到家庭情况时，可适当介绍
Sometimes at the start of the conversation during the interview, the interviewing panel might be interested in knowing about the candidates’ family history. At that time, the candidate should be comfortable speaking about it and provide necessary family details.
3. Describe educational qualification: 介绍教育背景
Explanation about educational qualification requires a precise and crisp manner. There should be a certain way of talking regarding educational qualification because the candidate can’t go on and on about their achievements in academics.
4. Mention about previous project: 介绍以往的工作项目
STAR method to illustrate this.
STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result:
Situation - You start by explaining a situation which required you to solve a problem, use a skill, or come up with a new idea.
Task - Next, you explain the action that your job requires in such a situation.
Action - After, you describe the action that you took. If it’s different than the required task, you should also explain why you chose a different path.
Result - What happened in the end? How did the situation play out once you acted? It’s best here to illustrate successes with numbers and details if you can.
结果-最后发生了什么？ 一旦你采取行动，情况如何？ 如果可以的话，最好用数字和细节来说明成功。
5. About mentor and professional support: 介绍导师和职场上受到的帮助
Most of the time during an interview the candidate keeps explaining about themselves to the employer. That seems a quite self-obsessed for most of the people.
Therefore, start talking about their company support and the admiration he received from his mentor for the work. This kind of behavior can be refreshing for the employer.
6. About aspirations, goals and hobbies: 谈论自己的抱负、目标和爱好
Nowadays, job interview has become more comfortable and communicative. Therefore, all the candidates should be calm during their interview sessions.
The only thing that candidate should understand is, how to grow from that situation. Therefore, the candidate should converse about the life goal and dreams that gives him confidence in life.
7. Describe professional skills: 陈述专业技能
To talk about your professional self, you’ll need to do two things.
First, you’ll need to identify your greatest professional achievements.
Second, you’ll need to tailor your accomplishments to the job description. Here’s an example of a job description for a Product Marketing Manager:
Notice the keywords underlined in the job description:
• Strong analytical skills.
• Can optimize the use of data and information to uncover customer insight.
• Can provide strong evidence-based analyses that build brand equity and a differential advantage.
• Customer Focused
• Can develop and sustain positive relationships to obtain customer insight.
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
• Can coordinate information and requirements with related operational departments.
• Proactive in identifying needs/issues.
• Can employ effective solutions in a timely manner.
• Detailed and action oriented.
8. Conclude with a thank you:最后感谢对方
At the end of the interview session, the candidate should try to show his gratitude towards the employer for such great opportunity.
And finally, leave the room by saying thank you with a firm handshake along with a smile.
While delivering a Self Introduction in Interview:
1. Keep it clear and precise.
2. A firm and positive body language.
3. Avoid being emotional or nervous:
All those candidates trying for a job should keep themselves positive and calm. And if they feel nervous then take it as a good sign of excitement before the interview.
4. Maintain a good eye contact.
5. Always show respect.
Things to Avoid During an Self Introduction in Interview: 自我介绍中需要避免的：
1. Being late.
2. Presenting negative statements.
4. Looking at cell phones.
5. Avoid dressing inappropriately.
Finishing reading the tips above, let’s look at some examples: 下面一起来看两个例子吧。
Well, good morning sir/madam,
Hi Friends, my name is XXX from XX. I am pursuing my B-Tech in stream of computer science and engineering from XX. I have completed HSC from GURU BASAVA junior college with aggregate of 6% and SSC from Pratibha we. N. High school with aggregate 73%.
We are five in my family. My father is a private employee and my mother is a homemaker. I have two sibblings.
About my achievements, I never made any achievements at state level. But in my schooling I got certificate in singing level competition. In college I got NSS certificate which I participated as volunteer in my 1st year of engineering.
My strengths are hardworking, self-motivating and dedicated towards my work. And also I'm a good learner as well as teacher.
My hobbies are making crafts, painting, surfing net.
My short term goal to get placed in well reputed company.
My long term goal to placed in any company and give my best to your organisation.
As a fresher, I don't have any working experience, but I will prove once the opportunity comes.
My name is XXX and I am from Chennai. I am currently studying Finance and Economics at Hong Kong University. I was raised in Bengalu and when I was 18 I moved to Hong Kong to take my university study. Last year I went to London to join the school's exchange program. During my exchange I went backpacking with other backpackers from all over the world to other countries across Europe. It was a fun experience. I think I have been fortunate enough to be able to live in different parts of the world and thus be able to broaden my horizon.
I have a strong interest in banking and financial services industry. The reason is I'd like to leverage my detail-oriented mind and apply the skills and knowledge that I have attained throughout my degree courses. I see myself as a people-oriented and over-achiever person. I demonstrated this through working in various group projects with different types of people in which I had been able to perform well.
I would like to be part of your company to further develop myself in banking field and to use my capabilities to serve both your company and your clients.