Hey all, I know this should be the easiest interview question; but it really isn't. Like all other new grad RNs, I am desperately trying to get a job. I have had one real interview and one over the phone. I think I botched both by my weak answer to "Tell me about yourself". I ramble on saying stuff like "i just graduated....I'm about to take NCLEX....I passed NCLEX....I have a minor in...." Basically just spouting stuff thats on my resume. Ugh! I kick myself. I've been thinking about this non stop and I just can't figure out what to say. Another problem I think I have is rambling/talking too much when asked interview questions. Nerves of course, but still - not good. So What are some suggestions on how to answer the dreaded "Tell me about yourself"? What info do managers want to hear that is concise and sounds appealing to them? I have tried to look up suggestions, but can't find anything concrete. SO I come here and ask what do you all say when asked that question?
BTW, I grew up as a military brat. Would that be significant info to include to the question? Like I could tailor it to mean that I am open to change and able to adjust well in many circumstances. I have great cultural sensitivity, etc.
Well thanks for any and all suggestions. Hopefully the next time I get asked that question, I will have an awesome answer.
Paint yourself in a positive light: strengths, brief background, and what you can bring to the unit.
Now is not the time to bring up any habits, addictions, or fetishes.
Last edit by Poi Dog on Oct 13, '11