SEARCH OLD BLOG POSTS

CATEGORIES

.

Tell Me About Yourself

Carlos asks:

On an interview, what do you say when they ask that question: “Can you tell me about yourself?” Should I be brief and just talk about what I want to do (be a producer) and go over my resume, or you should mention where you studied, skills, etc.

Whats the best way to go about this question?

This is one of those questions where you get points for style. They do want to hear about your skills and resume, but they also want to hear the way you talk about them. What is it that you consider important and relevant? Are you excited? Bored? Jaded? Crazy?

Do not talk about your “love of film” or some such nonsense. You sound like you just graduated from film school. Focus more on what you like about the job, rather than the industry. And, if possible, work in the ways you will be good at said job.

My usual spiel goes something like this– “I’ve been a PA for X years. I really like it because I get to be involved with every aspect of the production, get to know everybody, etc, etc. Ultimately, I want to produce, and I feel like this is a big step in that direction. I’m really looking to take more responsibility, and I think I can handle it because of the skills I picked up on this or that show.”

Make it your own, of course, but I think you see the main thrust should be “I will do a really good job for you, because doing a good job for you will be good for me, too.”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

SEARCH OLD BLOG POSTS

CATEGORIES

.