That all important question – Tell me about yourself

This question has been a standard mainstay of alot of interviewers. I am pretty sure as a candidate, you must have got this question and its variations before.

I had an interesting chat with a pre-sales people manager who interviews day in day out and he told me he usually makes up his mind if this person cant cut it in the first 5 mins. Now being a Lou Adler – Evidence based hiring practitioner, I don’t cut the person off mentally at the 10min mark as much as I personally might not like the person. We have this shared practice that we need to be impartially and evaluate the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses for the role factually.

20 July 2016