How can a competitor correctly tell about himself?

2018 | 08 | 19 3263

A story about yourself is an indispensable part of any job placement process. Self-presentation is often the decisive indicator of whether the employer is ready to cooperate with the candidate. All applicants suspect that they will need to talk about themselves, but when this moment comes, many are lost and do not understand how to build a story, and what is worth and what not to say.

  How to build a story about yourself so that you get the desired position, leaving a better impression of yourself?

Tell what you want to hear from you

  Communicating with the employer, from you, first of all, want to know information about you as a person, about your achievements, skills and knowledge. The facts are where you studied, where you started working, etc. - mean much less. Therefore, such information should be given a minimum time. In addition, any employer will not want to hear such questions as: "What exactly do I need to tell?" Or "What exactly are you interested in?" Or answers of this type: "I do not even know what to tell to me." This immediately becomes a big minus to further consideration of your candidacy.

  Telling about achievements, try to structure them from the smaller to the larger. In addition, do not pour water and illustrate each achievement with concrete examples. At the same time try to be laconic - for self-presentation you will have an average of 2-3 minutes, which is why it is so important to think over the entire story in advance.

Last place of work

Telling about your experience of employment, remember that the most important for the employer is the last place of work. The reason for this is simple: your last job left the most recent impression on you as a professional. Therefore, tell us about your duties at the last place of work, about how you grew up as a specialist due to this position and in general about your achievements related to this work.

   After self-presentation, questions about the reasons for changing jobs are frequent. Telling about this, it is important not to criticize the previous employer in your answer. For example: "I worked in a family where I was paid little, but at the same time gave too many tasks."

  Also, do not submit information about the reasons for finding a new job as your defeat. For example: "I left, because I could not find a common language with the child." Better say that you are looking for a new job to improve working conditions or because you want to move forward.

Advantages and disadvantages

 In addition, try not to praise yourself too much, but not to criticize - the story should be neutral, but at the same time give you the most favorable light. After self-presentation, the employer can ask you about the qualities that you consider strong in yourself, and also about your weaknesses. Be prepared for such issues and even naming your shortcomings, choose those that are not essential for the vacancy. For example, if you want to get a nanny into a family, do not say that you are very forgetful and inattentive - this can nullify your chances. But you can name such a defect as excessive perfectionism, this minus, which can easily be considered as dignity.

What not to say

Remember that not everything can be said, talking about yourself. First, you do not need to talk about your personal life or express your views, which do not concern work - it will be completely out of place. Also, do not criticize - neither himself, nor the former employer. In addition, do not complain at all. Nobody likes the negative, and you will be perceived as a "problem" candidate. Another important aspect: do not stress the importance of earnings - you must first of all be seen by a person who wants to work, and not who is trying to earn money.


Remember that you will only have a couple of minutes for self-presentation, so it's important to prepare for the interview, not improvise. You can, for example, think over (or even write down) the text and then practice with someone close to you or in front of a mirror to understand what needs to be worked out.

  To see the process of preparation from outside, you can see the film "Trainee", ( in which the 70-year-old hero prepares for the interview, taking off the self-presentation to the camera. Brilliant idea! Do you agree? His resume was unique and this gave him the opportunity to soon get a position in a large company. You can also borrow this reception and also shoot a story about yourself on camera before an interview.

  Remember that usually after a story about yourself, follow the questions from the employer. There are typical questions that almost always ask the applicant - about the reasons for leaving, about personal qualities, about plans and expectations from a future job, etc. Prepare this part too: consider what may be of interest to the person who takes you to work, and then think through the answers.

Good luck to you!

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