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How to prepare to talk about yourself during an interview

Posted by Diana DeClemente

10:54 AM

You’ve sent your resume, received a call to set up an interview, and you’re feeling great! Until you realize you hate talking about yourself! Whether it is on the phone or in-person, interviews are nerve-wracking. In the back of your mind, you may be thinking, “If I blow this interview, I am back to square one, so get it together!”

Many job seekers don’t realize that you can prepare for your interview answers without knowing the interview questions. When people ask me how best to prepare, I tell them to study their resume. What about their career history and transferrable skills are they happy to talk about? Was there a certain project, decision, or tactic that you came up with that made a difference? Whatever that is, practice talking about that with friends or family.  The idea is to get across your passion, your skill, and add value to the next role.