I’m a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment so right now I’m looking for an opportunity to apply my technical exp and my creative problem solving skills at an innovative software company like this one.” It’s always good to mention high-profile employers by name.
Most hiring managers will perk up because they assume that if you made it through the hiring process at other well-respected companies, you must be pretty good.
You cannot afford to wing this answer, as it will affect the rest of the interview.
Next, she spends time talking about why she’s interested in this company/role, using the terms fast-paced, creative, problem solving, and innovative.
Before the interview, refine your answer and practice it ahead of time, so you can rest assured that you’ll set a promising tone for the rest of the interview.
Review the job description with the precision of a surgeon before the interview.
Exhibit your enthusiasm for the job right from the start.
As soon as you hear, “So tell me about yourself," pause only briefly and smile to set the stage for your “perfect” answer.