How to Answer Interview Questions

When you’re interviewing for a new job, interviewers will always want to go beyond what you have shared with them on your resume to uncover a more comprehensive picture of your background. Your resume states the facts, but the interviewer wants to know about the person behind the work history to determine whether you’re a good match for the job and the organization.

How to Answer Interview Questions About What’s Not on Your Resume

One way for an interviewer to gain this perspective is to ask you an open-ended question like, “Tell me something about yourself that isn’t on your resume.”  This is an opportunity to choose the most compelling information to share that is not obvious from your resume.

For the applicant, questions that dig further into your background provide an opportunity to share more about the personal qualities and attributes that would enable you to be a successful employee if you were to be hired.

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