This Is How To Answer So Tell Me About Yourself?

Career Coach Skye London gave us valuable insights to help Finance students get their first industry-related job in Australia as part of The Financial Fox project.

Skye has a strong history working across Human Resources and Recruitment, one that has earned her a reputation as a prominent and passionate industry leader.

Back in 2012, Skye London and Josh Morison founded Y Executive which focus on career and professional development.

One of the key questions in an interview would be: Tell me about yourself. Skye gave us an amazing formula.

How To Answer So Tell Me About Yourself?

The best way to answer this questions is with an

“I am a……….”

In fact, the best way to start is by giving your best credentials or job skill.

“I am a financial analyst”

With expertise in ……….

Continuing on from the above, provide details on what you specialise in.

“I am a financial analyst/digital marketer with expertise in financial modelling, investment research and social media.”

My most recent (or relevant) experience is……..

Give a snapshot of your career and or academic achievements beginning with the most relevant. Only go back a maximum of 3 jobs.

“I am a financial analyst/digital marketer with expertise in financial modelling, investment research and social media. My most recent experience was at CompanyX where I had to learn about the financial, marketing and sales data about the company and develop financial models in order to reduce the costs by 25% and increasing the sales by 32%. I also grew engagement from 50% to 85% across Facebook and Instagram. Prior to this I was an analyst in CompanyY where I had to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions, attend meetings and produce daily reports with the most relevant data to my supervisors. Before this I was a supply chain trainee at CompanyZ and work in a fast paced environment and decreased logistics costs by 19%”

In the workplace I am described as……………………………..

This next sentence will cover your top 3 strengths.

“In the workplace I am a positive, organised and delivery focused team member”

End with a question……..

Now it’s time to ask a question about the role you have applied for or company that you are interviewing at.

“I saw that this role has a high focus on financial models. Do you use Excel with VBA to automate the models? R or Python?”

Simple .

Original article was posted by Skye on: https://www.yexecutive.com/this-is-how-to-answer-so-tell-me-about-yourself/. Same formula but applied for a social media manager.