This is the most frequently asked question in interviews and getting it wrong can be lethal. There’s no guarantee you’ll be interviewed by a great interviewer. Some people are brilliant at their jobs but lousy interviewers! Often they dread it more than you.
So this format gives you the opportunity to tell them some things about yourself that are really relevant that they might not even ask you. Practice this until it sounds unrehearsed, having it ready will give you great confidence. We call it the two minute chat.
What the interviewer is looking for is a coherent story that provides indications that you’re the right fit for the job – do you have the skills they need and will you be someone they want to sit with all day?
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