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Acing the interview with your two minute personal profile

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When it comes to first impressions, nothing is more valuable than having the ability to distinguish yourself from others, especially during an interview. Preparing and rehearsing a response to the frequently asked question, "Tell me about yourself" proves useful for interview preparation and you can conveniently lift out portions of your response to use in other situations as well. How you want to be remembered? 

A memorable and compelling response should: 

The optimum answer to interview questions is seldom more than two minutes, so practicing your personal profile will help you judge the length of any response. Practicing is good, but avoid being overly rehearsed in your answers by adjusting to the specific context you are in on the fly.

To get you started, we’ve outlined an example of a structure you can adjust to fit your situation. 

Headline 

Resume tour 

Relevant Transferable Skills 

Fit 

With preparation, your "tell me about yourself" answer will sound smooth, concise, compelling, enthusiastic and memorable. 

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