How to Ace the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question and Set Yourself Apart

No matter how it’s worded or where you hear it, if you’re relaunching, you’ll be asked by someone to tell about yourself.  It may be at a barbecue, an informational interview, a college reunion, a screening interview or a conference. Depending on the context, this question could be asked as:

  • What should I know about you?
  • What’s your background?
  • How can I help you today?
  • Do you work outside the home?
  • Tell me in your own words, who is [your name]?
  • Tell me about yourself.