How to Describe Yourself…???

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You may have come across this question quite a few times: how to describe yourself. Want the answer for this question? Read on!

It comes to me as quite a surprise when people ask how to describe yourself? Why is it so difficult? And people such as job interviewers know people find it difficult, so more often than not, it is the first question they ask potential candidates. But let me tell you that it is actually a very plain and simple thing to do. If someone asks you about yourself, the two things you need to keep in mind are to emphasize on your better qualities and gloss over the seemingly negative ones. And keep your head calm. Now you will find that a different situation demands a different introduction. So based on which situation you find yourself in, here are some slightly different answers to how to describe yourself.

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How to Describe Yourself in a Resume

A resume is your advertisement to all the companies you send it to. Most people think that a resume is simply a list of all your achievements, but it is so much more than that! You have to give your career objective and know how to describe yourself. Since there isn’t much scope for cross-questioning when it comes to a resume, you can exaggerate a bit! Once again you need to ask yourself what are your best qualities. The qualities that companies and their recruiters typically look for are hard-work, creativity, leadership, good communication skills and sound knowledge of the job you are being employed for. So based on the qualities you see in yourself, you can describe yourself in a resume.

How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Now a job interview is a necessarily formal meeting, and there is really no scope for you to jest here. You need to be firm and to the point. Highlight the positive aspects of your personality. No need to elaborate or even mention your negative points, because the interviewer is already adept at figuring them out yourself. Sit back and think on what are the most commercially salable points about yourself. If you can’t zero in on any, ask your friends or others who know you best. One more thing, show a good amount of confidence in the interview and have some evidence or a story backing up the positive points you list out about yourself, so that it becomes more believable. Do not attempt to lie in the job interview, as they, with their years of experience in seeing people lie, will catch you in no time!

How to Describe Yourself on a Dating Site

Now I guess not too many people on a dating site are going to place too high a value on professional qualities like problem solving ability and leadership skills. Describing yourself on a dating site in a totally different case. Think of all your socially acceptable qualities now. Are you funny? Are you a good friend? Are you nice to all the people? Do you know how to keep a person of the opposite sex happy? Well, write them all down. You can also be short and sarcastic on a dating site, something which would be called ‘hara-kiri’ if you did it in an interview! You can give a great demonstration of your humor on the ‘how would you describe yourself’ section on the dating site. Try to be witty and it’ll be well appreciated.

Examples of How to Describe Yourself

Now from the article you saw that when you’re writing your introduction on a dating site and on a resume, it has to be decidedly difficult. So if the above article still hasn’t helped you learn how to describe yourself, you could use one of these ways to describe yourself.

For a Resume/Job Interview:
I believe that I am an exceedingly hard-working and dedicated human being, as my academic records show. Apart from this I am also versatile and love to handle new challenges that life throws at me. I have been a team leader before in my previous company, and wit great success, which shows my leadership skills. Having worked in this field for (number) years, I believe I’m also very well-versed with the nitty-gritty of the work.

For a Dating Site
Fun loving and intelligent young man/woman looking for a date. Big surprise isn’t it!

As you can see, the question how to describe yourself is not too difficult to answer. After all, you know yourself, and your qualities and your fall points best! So just write them all down and frame a few fancy statements around them!


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