Whether you interview with 31LC Inc. or elsewhere, and no matter what role you are hoping to fill, you will most assuredly be asked to explain a bit about yourself. At first glance, it seems to be a simple request. The more you think about it, however, it can seem quite complex.

 Surely the hiring manager is looking for certain details. Which ones will make the biggest impact? We’ve discovered that the most successful candidates focus on a few key points when responding to the, “Tell me about yourself,’’ request. They home in on problems, process, and passion. 

First, they explain how their expertise helps companies and/or consumers solve certain problems. Second, they highlight the strategies they used to do so. Finally, they describe their goals and the ways they intend to continue developing.

Clear and concise summaries are likeliest to earn the regards of 31LC Inc. hiring managers. It should take no more than 30 seconds to cover these bases. The ideal rundown goes something like this: “I help business leaders spread the word about their products. My interactive outreach approach allows me to engage and educate consumers. I intend to continue this work in different markets, conducting and applying demographic research along the way.”

Remember this technique as you prepare for your next interview, and like 31LC Inc. on Facebook for more insights into career development.