Before you go to that job interview, make sure you know how to answer the “Can you describe yourself in three words?” or “How would you describe yourself?” interview questions. Down below you can find the perfect example answers and interview tips (do’s and don’ts).
Why do interviewers ask this question? Interviewers ask this question to find out more about your personality, self-awareness and how you view yourself. However, many candidates have difficulties or fail to properly answer this interview question. That’s why we’ve listed some great example answers:
√ Do tell them exactly who you are, that you understand your personality and something that differentiates you from other candidates
√ Do tie in a few attributes that would make you a good fit for the open position. For example, if you apply for a customer service or sales position, you can say: ‘energetic’ or ‘communicative’
X Don’t be too timid (e.g. ‘I’m not sure’) or show too much confidence (e.g. ‘outstanding colleague’)
X Don’t use business jargon or clichés such as: ‘I’m loyal’, ‘a hard worker’ or ‘a people-person’. Other commonly used generic answers are: ‘hard-working, enthusiastic and professional’.