How to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question during interviews

Posted by Joseph P. on 12/28/20 11:01 AM

Whether you’re interviewing for college, graduate school, or employment, you may fear being asked this open-ended question: “Tell me about yourself.” For many, this question invokes anxiety, as it’s too vague for there to be a “right way” to answer it. This can leave the interviewee scrambling to think of an impromptu good response. However, with some preparation beforehand, your response can make a stellar first impression and kick off the interview talking about the thing you know best – yourself! Start by following these important points:

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4 Excel Quick Tips to Navigate Data Faster

Posted by Enrique on 8/5/19 11:00 AM

"Give it to me in Excel." There's a high probability that you've heard this phrase in school, at work, or from someone that needs data. Excel has made it tremendously easy to sift through data and make it more interpretable. The vast majority of users in the business world use Excel, so it pays to be well-versed in this powerful tool. During my time working in the finance industry, I found Excel invaluable, and I committed these tips to muscle memory. I learned that these shortcuts helped me save a tremendous amount of time.

So, let's jump right to it! Here are 4 Excel quick tips to help you navigate data faster.

Note: These keyboard shortcuts apply to Windows computers.

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How to Address Your Weaknesses in a High Stakes Interview

Posted by Grace on 7/23/18 5:53 PM

The interview for any job or graduate school can be the gateway to success. Employers want to see potential in their applicants, and how we respond to interview questions reveals a lot about our creativity and ability to think on our feet. Common questions ask us to talk about ourselves, explain why we are pursuing our respective fields and describe our strengths. And while highlighting our strengths comes naturally to us, pinpointing our weaknesses has proven to be a much more difficult task. When asked to describe our flaws, we are unsure of whether to be brutally honest and risk portraying ourselves as incapable, or to downplay our weaknesses and risk portraying ourselves as immodest. Ultimately, answering this question requires a delicate balance of both.

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Career Advice: Full Speed Ahead!

Posted by Christine Hsieh on 6/6/14 10:15 AM

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Careers: 3 Tips to Help Introverts Stay Sane While Networking

Posted by Christine Hsieh on 4/4/14 10:18 AM

 

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The Language Tutor: Myths and Truth

Posted by Manoah Finston on 2/17/14 8:54 AM

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MBA Admissions: Should You Start a Business While Still in B-School?

Posted by Greg Page on 1/20/14 8:55 AM

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Application Consulting: The Graduate School Countdown

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 12/2/13 12:40 PM

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Career Advice: Summer Internships!

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 10/25/13 8:47 AM

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Tags: career advice, summer activities, college, high school

Career Advice: The Benefits of Networking

Posted by Sarah Woolsey on 10/21/13 9:41 AM

 

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