Don't waste the opportunity by simply diving into a long recitation of your CV. While answering this question, make sure that you briefly mention your educational background, and technical skills (if applicable), and then focus on highlighting why your past work experience, and skill set is a good fit for the organization. If you are a new graduate you can reference your academic achievements, extra curricular endeavors, and volunteer work.
A few sample answers that will help you understand what is required to be said when the interviewer asks. "Tell me something about yourself":
Sample 1: "I completed my master's degree with a specialization in Marketing. I have been in the customer service industry for the past five years. My most recent experience has been handling incoming calls for a software company. My last job was enriching and challenging, and I formed some significant customer relationships, which resulted in a 20 per cent increase in the customer satisfaction score. "
Sample 2: "My first job was when I was 19, as an intern at a technology company. My real strength is my attention to detail. I am self - motivated and proactive, and I've been told that my enthusiasm for learning new skills impresses people. I have a lot of experience in the field of technology, specifically in sales. "
Sample 3: "I completed my graduation in Business Management a month back. Having had an excellent academic track record, I am now looking a company that values customer relations, where I can join a strong team, and have a positive impact on customer retention and sales. "
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