This Is How To Answer So Tell Me About Yourself?

Career Coach Skye London gave us valuable insights to help Finance students get their first industry-related job in Australia as part of The Financial Fox project.

Skye has a strong history working across Human Resources and Recruitment, one that has earned her a reputation as a prominent and passionate industry leader.

Back in 2012, Skye London and Josh Morison founded Y Executive which focus on career and professional development.

One of the key questions in an interview would be: Tell me about yourself. Skye gave us an amazing formula.

How To Answer So Tell Me About Yourself?

The best way to answer this questions is with an

I am a……….”

In fact, the best way to start is by giving your best credentials or job skill.

“I am a financial analyst”

With expertise in ……….

Continuing on from the above, provide details on what you specialise in.

“I am a financial analyst/digital marketer with expertise in financial modelling, investment research and social media.”

My most recent (or relevant) experience is……..

Give a snapshot of your career and or academic achievements beginning with the most relevant. Only go back a maximum of 3 jobs.

“I am a financial analyst/digital marketer with expertise in financial modelling, investment research and social media. My most recent experience was at CompanyX where I had to learn about the financial, marketing and sales data about the company and develop financial models in order to reduce the costs by 25% and increasing the sales by 32%. I also grew engagement from 50% to 85% across Facebook and Instagram. Prior to this I was an analyst in CompanyY where I had to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions, attend meetings and produce daily reports with the most relevant data to my supervisors. Before this I was a supply chain trainee at CompanyZ and work in a fast paced environment and decreased logistics costs by 19%”

In the workplace I am described as……………………………..

This next sentence will cover your top 3 strengths.

“In the workplace I am a positive, organised and delivery focused team member”

End with a question……..

Now it’s time to ask a question about the role you have applied for or company that you are interviewing at.

“I saw that this role has a high focus on financial models. Do you use Excel with VBA to automate the models? R or Python?”

Simple .

Original article was posted by Skye on: https://www.yexecutive.com/this-is-how-to-answer-so-tell-me-about-yourself/. Same formula but applied for a social media manager.

Studying Finance is Hard. Getting a Job should be Easy

Studying Finance is Hard. Getting a Job should be Easy