When you have no experience, how do you answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

Tell Me About Yourself – Good Answer

How do I answer the job interview question, “tell me about yourself,” when I have no experience?  Should I start talking about my schooling because I have no actual work experience.

– Layla

Don’s answer to how to answer the question, “tell me about yourself” when you have no work experience

Since you have little to no work experience be brief when answering this question and don’t make an essay out of your answer.  Talk about your schooling as it relates to the position.  Tell them things you have done outside of your classes that are related to the position.

Maybe even a part time job that is somehow related plus things you have written about that are related.   Also briefly talk about your personal interest in this position and how you feel passionate about your career and future line of work.  As a general rule, you should not discuss your personal life, hobbies, family, etc.  because that’s not what they are looking for.

They want to know what brought you here and why you chose this line of work and where you see yourself going in the next 3-5 years.