Discussion: March 2, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
In today’s newsletter a reader throws down a challenge:
I love this classic question from interviewers, as if they’re in a bar looking for a date rather than in an office hiring an employee: “Tell me about yourself.” I can answer that, but what’s the best way to say it?
How to Say It: “I’m glad to tell you about myself. But when we’re done with that, I’d like to ask you a question, okay? The question is, Would you please lay out a live problem you’re facing in your department, one that you’d want me to tackle if you hired me? And I’ll show you how I’d do it.”
Or you could just say, “Glenlivet, straight up.”
How would you answer that question?