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How to answer TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF interview question

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Learn how to prepare for the job interview question "tell me about yourself" with these top tips. The TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF question is often the first to be asked at an interview and you need to get the answer right in order to give a good impression right from the start. We've got some general tips and if English is not your first language then we have some advice as to how to answer to make the most of your English level (even if it's not fantastic). Your host is Gideon CEO of LetThemTalk in Paris and formerly an IT consultant in London. Intermediate and advanced English lessons with subtitles on our youtube channel. Brought to you by LetThemTalk language school in Paris. We go deeper Subscribe here http://www.youtube.com/user/letthemtalkparis?sub_confirmation=1
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Audry Shematsi (1 день назад)
Very useful indeed, thanks for the video
Jenni rrb (1 день назад)
Pls can you makes videos for freshers
Chanjief Chandrakumar (1 день назад)
Thanks Gideon. Very useful and motivating.
Adarkwah Eunice (1 день назад)
Thanks alot
Harwinder Singh (2 дня назад)
Hi
Driss Gourram (2 дня назад)
Dear Gideon ,thank you for this intersting video Could you please if you can provide us an example of Retail Store Manager Position thank you
P F (2 дня назад)
Hi I am just recently subscribing to your channel because you sound like a very good teacher/mentor/communicator for people like myself who is struggle to speak proper English. Thank you a lot. However, there is one thing that I am hoping everyone should be aware of is the statement you made about "maintain eye contact". I am actually a qualified Social Worker here in Australia and what I learned there are some other cultures including my own culture that eye contact during a conversation is rude and intimidate. In my culture when you maintain eye contact ifs a sign of challenge ready to fight, not afraid of you. Another interesting reason why other cultures don't believe in maintain eye contact when it comes to a brother and sister relationship. In my culture you cannot look straight to your sister's eyes because if is a form of lust/intimacy/sexual/ etc... however, you can maintain eye contact when you are a boyfriend and girlfriend or husband and wife because of the special connection in between. I hope this long comment would help you understand why I disagree of maintain eye contact... by the way I like your video...thanks new subscriber...
Princess Sey (3 дня назад)
Thanks soo much for your tips i have an interview in some hours and this will help me a lot
Mok Kimheng (3 дня назад)
5:49 xD I extremely love your speaking. Your speech is so attractive.
madhura priya (4 дня назад)
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Arun Paul Singh (4 дня назад)
You have tell me the best way to give interview thank you so much sir.
wasana samarajeewa (4 дня назад)
thank you
v useful thanks
Praveen Sapkal (4 дня назад)
Too long video, can you keep it a little short
JONES ASIRIFI DANKWAH (5 дней назад)
Thanks I have really enjoyed
saif altunia (5 дней назад)
If the candidate says that he is content with his present job. Won't the interviewer cut him dead....!? Such answers by which candidate expresses his dignity will definitely lessen the chances of being recruited, at some extent this could work in favour of candidate. What amount of indigency should the interviewee show to achieve the job?
Shahbaz Sohail Anam (6 дней назад)
Thank you for this wonderful information.
bilan mohamed (6 дней назад)
I realy want to improve my level so thanks for this video you are very clear my level in english is not very good but with i inderstand what you say because you speak slowy and this is very good for the people like me..thank you
Moses Ogenyi TV (7 дней назад)
Awesome after the how, then the application example
Radu Ramona (7 дней назад)
Tomorrow a have an interview, in english ! I listen to your video several times. I did't memorise the answer by I started to speak about myself home alone :)) I know I don't have a good english, I am rather afraid, but at least is not my mother tongue, so I try to be more confident. Now i'm practicing my english by writing you a comment. Hello from Romania ! You are a great teacher ! You motivate me to improve my english. I don't give up !
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi radu ,I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
yfj (7 дней назад)
nice video. thanks. DO you have a video on interview question "how would you tell a client if a project is not going to be delivered on time?"
SahithiReddy (8 дней назад)
can i get your mail id please
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi sahithi, I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
Claudio Lacerda (8 дней назад)
Nice tips!
john rucker (8 дней назад)
Thank you i have interview tommorow Thank you for the advise
Kerby Dones (9 дней назад)
Wow, thanks for your video sir..
Ivette Serrano (9 дней назад)
Wow your really good,thank you for the lesson.
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi ivette, I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
sparkes64 (10 дней назад)
Excellent video. Very informative.
Power You (10 дней назад)
hi sir..you have a very good tips..i will definitely use this in my upcoming interview..but i hope that my mind will not black out..can you have some tips for me not to be nervous and black out?
Aliyah laarousa (10 дней назад)
You scaring me.. But I'll still watch
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi Aliyah, I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
Riyaz RamadaN (5 дней назад)
Take it easy.... next vedio you will be Ok!
Victor Utu (10 дней назад)
Why you are scared about this man?
Gullola Avezova (11 дней назад)
Oh my God fall in love with ur videos !
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi gullola ,I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
amour jio (11 дней назад)
Sir please add the subtitles below what you telling .
QF756 (11 дней назад)
I just failed my interview today, a little too late before discovering your channel. Things would be more favorable if it was otherwise.
Simon Sozzi (12 дней назад)
Good thing this guy is rich and smart.
Htet Aung (12 дней назад)
Dear Gideon, I got many knowledge from your sharing video. Thank you so much and see you next videos.
Tessy Justine-Bisong (12 дней назад)
Thanks alot Gideon for these tips. I find them quite useful.
vmorita (13 дней назад)
you're awesome!
cenk atalan (13 дней назад)
Just perfect! Youtube becomes the most affective library because of the guys, like yourself! Thnx
K.V. Vijay (13 дней назад)
Thank you Gideon
Zahra Warsame (13 дней назад)
Thank you good teacher.. How I improve in my english please, I am a very interest speak english language
Paul Hetherton (13 дней назад)
Great interview tip, you have really helped me with the tell me about yourself part. I have subscribed to you.
Paul Hetherton (13 дней назад)
Sometimes I talk to myself because people say its educational to talk to yourself, so when I am practising an interview, so I asked myself to tell me about myself and when I told about myself I kept it brief and to the point.
Lerner Lehrer (13 дней назад)
I think you have accent while speaking
Rocklessness (14 дней назад)
you can also say i have a big dick if youre applying for brazzers
Black White (14 дней назад)
I like your advice.
LetThemTalkTV (14 дней назад)
I like your comment.
Maida Francis (14 дней назад)
thanks at least you helped me
LetThemTalkTV (14 дней назад)
|'m glad to hear it.
Jashan doad (15 дней назад)
but sir when i gave my speaking test he ask me some question related to my living area i gave a good answer but he gave me just 6 band
Earnest Enlightens Souls (16 дней назад)
Great Helpful Tips
Abdullah Manzoor (16 дней назад)
Its my whatsap number anyone intrested to practice english then contect with me thanks . +923338915900
ikechukwu okeke (16 дней назад)
You did a great job by explaining it in details, thanks
Ahad Behroze (17 дней назад)
how if a student will give interview for college
Hernan Perez (17 дней назад)
Boring.....
Abdo Abaker deair (15 дней назад)
Basically I think u are good teacher
Wlfrdtrrz Torrez (17 дней назад)
I was looking for this video.. because I'm a immigrant ...thank you so much..Mr.
Antonio Carlos Nunes (18 дней назад)
Great!
Ievgeniia Ievgeniia (18 дней назад)
I am falling in love 😍 so nice to hear this teacher :)
mingan zhong (18 дней назад)
This is really the best. Thank you.
bartooma (19 дней назад)
I am an advance English language user and looking for a british accent coach with affordable prices (online).
Jimmy Eecloo (20 дней назад)
Hello Gideon, It's really a pleasure to listen to you you video. Very clearly communicated and very useful tips & trics :-)
Raquel AL (21 день назад)
You should be doing more videos about interview questions.
Yelena Ye. (23 дня назад)
This is very useful video. Will advise to all my friends. Thank you!
anne Sarona (23 дня назад)
Dear Gideon, Can you make a tell me yourself example for fresh graduate and no job experience.Please
Mira Aria (18 дней назад)
same what I need
gowtham krishna (24 дня назад)
Thank you for your predictions, today i done my interview
DURGA DHAKAL (25 дней назад)
Dear Gideon, Your training is the best a impressive. could I get an email a format / Tamplate about Interview question and answer.. I would be grateful to you, Dear Sir. my email address: dpdhakal10@gmail.com
koshan Ayrood ovf (26 дней назад)
Thanks a lot.
Tim Lastname (26 дней назад)
Понравилось! Спасибо!
doha mostafa (26 дней назад)
Thanks for not answering for any questions I 've given 😡😠😕😤👎👎👎👎
doha mostafa (26 дней назад)
I can't meet you tomorrow ,I ( am doing ,am going to do)my homework. Which is correct
Jack Malvern (29 дней назад)
Pick your moments. You have to learn where the best places for description belong, and take advantage of those moments. When: Dialogue tags, or better yet, in lieu of a dialogue tag. The average novice writer will write dialogue like this: “I hate you,” he said. A more experienced novice writer may write, “I hate you,” he said just before he slammed the door. An advanced writer realizes that the dialogue tag is unnecessary as long as the reader is cued as to who is doing the speaking, as in: He opened the door slowly, his gloved hands tight on the knob. “I hate you.” Though he walked out with a veneer of calm poise, he slammed the door behind him. Openings, to set the scene. Many novice writers go totally overboard and will describe the setting at the beginning of the book in great detail. They may even write a prologue about the distant history of their world to give the reader an even better grasp of the setting. I’m against this practice, but it is absolutely essential to set the scene in the openings of books, chapters, etc. so that the reader can be immediately immersed in the world. To fail to describe the setting in an opening leaves the reader trapped in what’s known by pro writers as ‘the white room.’ This may sound like a contradiction, but it’s not. You have to open with the world described through the character’s senses, preferably all of them, preferably while the character is under stress. Every bit of description should drip with that character’s personality and opinion. Even if the character isn’t included in the first words in a physical way, their personality can be present: The zen-like sitting room with its single vase taking up an entire shelf, and the unrelenting OCD perfection of a tiny coffee table placed just so on a grass matt, was probably someone’s idea of simple living, but the only place to sit looked too clean for a human being’s ass. Maybe an angel could live there, or a photographer if he kept to the edges of the room and never disturbed anything. During ‘breathers’, but don’t stop the action because you’re so in love with the moment. Breathers usually occur after a devastating plot point. The character(s) take stock, doubt their abilities to go on, heal, despair, etc. A lot of times these scenes come off better if there’s little or no dialogue. A great movie example is the shawarma scene after the big end-of-movie battle in The Avengers. No one says a thing. They just chew. Breathers are a great time to get deep into the body of your pov character. You can exploit every ache and pain, every cut in the heart and mind, every offensive stench in the alley or the lingering perfume of a dead lover mingled with blood and oil. But do keep the scene moving along. I see a lot of breather scenes with the character sobbing and hopeless at the beginning, and by the end of the scene they’re still sobbing and hopeless. Enact change. Build the tension. Make sure that the scene begins and ends with different emotions, different options, or fewer or more options. You can use descriptions to highlight different aspects of the setting to help bring your point across. For example, in the alley, at first the character may be up against a wall still damp from a vagrant’s piss, but by the end the character may notice light at the end. It’s headlights that belong to a familiar VW bug with a rusty, dented door. The door opens, and she says, “Let’s go.”
John Miller (1 месяц назад)
Your lessons are always great. This is so good, i am feeling so relaxed now after watching this one, Thanks for sharing very important information. I have also a similar topic that readers may also like – TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF For Successful Career Planning: https://bit.ly/2NT39zj
atiek sulistiyowardhani (1 месяц назад)
Today I attend job interview and how amazing coincidentally finding your video. I definitely will apply your brilliant tips. Finger crossed and stay mellow 😘
Biswajeet Pradhan (1 месяц назад)
Sir, I came about a sentence " Until then, at no point had I felt inferior to others." My question is: why do we change word order ("had I" instead of "I had") after applying "until then" in negative sense?
Emmanuel Mbabazi (1 месяц назад)
Great. How do I answer the question "how much do you expect to be paid? "
Xoxo Audrey & Mimi (1 месяц назад)
I wish I found this earlier :( But that's fine till my next interview
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Good luck!
Maydragon (1 месяц назад)
A very good video! Do you have any tips for international graduates in getting an Entry Level job? I have little work experience...
rez mancol (1 месяц назад)
Thank you Mr. Gideon,i got some idea and confidence how to answer in the interview tomorrow thru skype..☺
LMC Presentations (1 месяц назад)
I really appreciate your videos. They are helping me prepare for my upcoming interview. Thank you.
jawad Orak. (1 месяц назад)
Perfect teacher!
António Cereja (1 месяц назад)
hi dear teacher thanks a lot for your vídeos you've been helping a lot with my english ……….. i'd like to make part of an online english course unfortunately i can't afford it so i'm asking whoever wants to emprove his or her english just as much as i do to look me up my Skype ID is cerejantonio4@gmail.com ,....LOL
nikhil mukati (1 месяц назад)
hae Gideon, could you also describe, when someone ask you that why should we hire you? what you think, what is the most polite & relevant ans of it.
женя корнеев (1 месяц назад)
I am a Russian robot. 🤖
Hamza Driss (1 месяц назад)
thanks sir, I would like to ask you if I can thank them about the chance that they gave me when I start presenting my self ?
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Yes, why not. Keep it brief though. "Thank you for inviting to the interview today" or something like that
Sachin Shetty (1 месяц назад)
Much appreciated your support
Andrei Puk (1 месяц назад)
Its very hard Non-native speakers tell about yourself this type format (
Ronen R (1 месяц назад)
Best 🤙🏽
Monica S. (1 месяц назад)
YOU'RE NOT WRONG Ronan !!!!!!KEEP WATCHING HIS VIDEOS!!!!!!!!!!
Ronen R (1 месяц назад)
Monica S. He is definitely one of the best on YouTube
Monica S. (1 месяц назад)
HE IS THE BEST, RIGHT Ronen?
Paweł Krajnik (1 месяц назад)
Hi Gideon, thanks for this lesson. You way of approaching to this qustion has been immensly helpful. How about a question for example : why do you think you are a good candidate? Why should we hire you? And so on. Would you do a lesson about a strategy for answering those questions?😀
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I might do some more videos on common interview questions soon.
Alexandr Padalka (1 месяц назад)
🗽
Pervinder Singh (1 месяц назад)
Feel indebted
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
thanks
Hung Nong (1 месяц назад)
Awesome video
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Cheers
Aung Naing Shwe (1 месяц назад)
Thanks a lot Gideon. Your lessons are always great!
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thanks your comments are always great.
Santo Diablo (1 месяц назад)
so handsome with the beard off
My English experience (1 месяц назад)
You're a real English teacher. Cheers. 👌
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Indeed I am. Cheers
Monica S. (1 месяц назад)
HELLO SWEETIE and THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK WITH ANOTHER RELEVANT AND APPRECIATIVE video lesson !!!!! I have to "tell you something about yourself" and that is the truth about what i think and what i feel about you. You are knowledgeable enough about this subject to discuss it intelligently and usefully . . .and you are 1000% right...... You are not a person whatever ,no ,no ,no, no.YOU ARE THE MOST RELIABLE, THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY TEACHER I KNOW.... YOU ARE "MY EVERYTHING".Yes, that's right. You are such a great guy with such beautiful eyes (oh ,i love them more then you think )and i have to confess that YOUR COUNTENANCE IS MILD AND PLEASANT AND HAS A HIGHLY INTELLECTUAL EXPRESSION !!!!!!! You're in my DNA sweetheart and every minute ,every hour i miss you more! Well, that's it, there you are ,i hope you're not mad on me for telling you that , AS ALWAYS STAY MELLOW YOU TOO and i'll see you next time.
Monica S. (1 месяц назад)
Well, i hope that too. THANK YOU!!!
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thank you for your kind comment, albeit once again with a hint of exaggeration. I'm glad you appreciate the videos. I hope, at least you are making progress English-wise. Stay mellow.
Semion Sorits (1 месяц назад)
Gedeon, you got the job))
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thanks you made my day!
Krzysztof Mazurkiewicz (1 месяц назад)
Plus, as we've discussed earlier, one or two 'mild swearings' wouldn't go amiss.:-) Seriously, I've listened to you with great excitement even though I'm looking forward to retirement rather than a new job interview. But you gave us a great tip, which is always valuable for me, and yet I tend to forget about it: when (in certain circumstances) an Englishman asks you a question, you need to know the answer he expects, and not the answer you want to give. A typical example, to begin with, is 'How d'you do?" or more modern "Alright?' And I need to make my statements shorter. Now.
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
ha ha, yes, you are right I should have used some mild swearing. Maybe in part two. I'm honoured that you watched the video even though you have no need for a new job. I agree with you about about getting the answer we expect. An interesting point and I'll bear it in mind. Cheers.
Mari Berg (1 месяц назад)
Thank you.
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thank you.
Alice Rossi (1 месяц назад)
Original and very useful topic, great video, great advice and talented professor you are Gideon. Thanks so much. Accompanying communication with hand gestures is very natural for me, 😊 fortunately. Stay mellow, I always try to do it 🙋
cyrus mudaliar (2 дня назад)
hi Alice,I am Cyrus from mumbai India .I am looking for a partner for practice my English.9836817922 this is my watsapp number ping me up.nd help me out..
Abdo Abaker deair (15 дней назад)
+LetThemTalkTV I would like to do video for self confidence
Abdo Abaker deair (15 дней назад)
I like the way you acting
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Thanks I'm glad you found it useful. Stay mellow.
Syed Fraz Shah (1 месяц назад)
Me too
Isabel Atence (1 месяц назад)
Friday is beer day and video with Gideon's super cool tips, today has no subtitles is purposeful? Improve my listening ..🌷
Isabel Atence (1 месяц назад)
+LetThemTalkTV Our happy hour starts from now, hot day celebrates with beer, I love to try the craft beers. Saúde!!cheers 🍻 professor
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Yes there are subtitles. Have you been drinking too much beer?
Mohammed Elfarra (1 месяц назад)
👑
Coco Miaka (1 месяц назад)
Dear Gideon, it is really a pleasure to watch your videos. Thank a lot.
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
The pleasure is mine! Thanks
Mauro Castagnera (1 месяц назад)
Dear Gideon, you are really a good communicator. It's a pleasure stay to listen you! See you next video 😊
alex433 (18 дней назад)
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Najib Casa (18 дней назад)
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Melachi Thompson (26 дней назад)
Doe b
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
It's a pleasure to read your comment see you in the next video.
Xatire Shiraliyeva (1 месяц назад)
Thanks)
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
thank you
Kashif Ali Khan (1 месяц назад)
Good evening
LetThemTalkTV (1 месяц назад)
Good evening.

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