Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Tell me something about yourself that’s not on your resume…“
Why do interviewers ask this interview question? They’d like to know more about your personality and see if there is a cultural fit. In other words, do you adapt to the core values and collective behaviors that make up their company? Are you flexible, positive and easy to work with? That’s why they ask this question.
√ Do share intangible strengths that are not on your resume (Being intellectually curious, having good follow-up skills, possessing empathy and self-awareness etc.)
√ Do share a sincere and authentic answer. Don’t sum up your strengths but try to engage the interviewer by sharing an honest answer to give a sense of your personality.
X Don’t reveal inappropriate amount of detail about your personal life, and don’t stray too far from those skills and traits that are relevant for the job role
X Don’t ramble or share negatives about a previous employer or colleague. Take a moment to think about your answer before you blurt out whatever comes into your head.