The Proven Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself" in Interviews

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The first time I was prompted with “Tell me about yourself” in an interview, I reeled off a canned spiel about how I love helping people -- I was positive it would impress my interviewer. But after my cliched answer triggered a disappointed look on her face, I panicked.

I ended up rambling about how "fun" I was, citing my time as the lead singer and guitarist for a Blink-182 cover band in the sixth grade as compelling evidence. Needless to say, I didn’t get the job.Click here to download our free guide on how to succeed in your new marketing  job.If you’re in the process of interviewing for a new role, you know how difficult it can be to find a unique and compelling answer to this common prompt.& "Tell me about yourself" is extremely open-ended. But it’s also how most interviews begin, so your answer has a huge impact on your interviewer’s first impression of you.& And as the old saying goes, you never get a second chance at first impressions. So to nail your interview, it’s crucial to nail this question.

To gain some insight on the best way to respond to “Tell me about yourself”, I asked Claire McCarthy, a recruiter for HubSpot’s Growth Team, about the best way to

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