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How to give self-introduction in an interview for freshers

Self Introduction at Interview

You know yourself best, but it’s really difficult to introduce yourself well in an interview. Much depends on how you present yourself in the interview. If your performance goes well, you will feel safe and the interviewer will get a good impression of you.

The interview is the first step towards your dream job. The interviewer will ask you about your research and skills. However, the most important question in an interview is to introduce yourself or “tell me about yourself.”.

The first impression is said to be the last, and this saying fits perfectly with self-introduction in a job interview. 

What is self-introduction?  

When introducing yourself, the interviewer wants to know about the applicant, name, location, education, academic/professional achievements, corporate experience, family background (nuclear/joint), hobbies, strengths, and weaknesses.

When you tell the interviewer about yourself you are telling him about your personality, skills learned, and experiences. This way interviewers get a basic idea about the candidate.

Let us break the self-introduction for interviews into parts 

1. Who you are

Greet your interviewers and tell them your name to start the formal introduction. Always start with “ I am …..”. It’s a good idea to be prepared in advance for this most promising question.

It provides information about the family background (nuclear/joint) and the skills learned from it. Do not hesitate to provide informal personal information such as hobbies or weekend activities. 

2. Where are you from…

Give a brief account of your educational background such as your school, graduation, postgraduation, and so on. If you have any academic achievement, whether you have participated in your college fest, your extracurricular activities, tell them to the interviewer.

This is how you stand out from other applicants. Do not list all completed courses and certifications. Just add something related to a particular job profile.

3. What have you studied?

Give a brief account of your educational background such as your school, graduation, postgraduation, and so on. If you have any academic achievement, whether you have participated in your college fest, your extracurricular activities, tell them to the interviewer.

This is how you stand out from other applicants. Do not list all completed courses and certifications. Just add something related to a particular job profile.

4. Who are you (professional)?

Greet your interviewers and tell them your name to start the formal introduction. Always start with “ I am …..”. It’s a good idea to be prepared in advance for this most promising question.

It provides information about the family background (nuclear/joint) and the skills learned from it. Do not hesitate to provide informal personal information such as hobbies or weekend activities.

5. Where are you from?

Mention the place you belong to, the location of your school, your college, and so on. Some people do not consider it worth mentioning, but it, surely, gives a lot about your background.

6. What have you studied?

Give a brief account of your educational background such as your school, graduation, postgraduation, and so on. If you have any academic achievement, whether you have participated in your college fest, your extracurricular activities, tell them to the interviewer.

This is how you stand out from other applicants. Do not list all completed courses and certifications. Just add something related to a particular job profile.

7. Who are you (professional)?

It is always a good idea to identify some notable professional qualities before the interview. Start with your current professional profile. You must present your previous professional experience in a structured way.

Note: Do not elaborate on work experience that is not relevant to your current profile.

Please give an overview of such an experience.The recruitment manager asks more if you are interested. Excessive talk about your skills and talents can work against you.

8. What are your hobbies/interests?

Include your hobbies and the most relevant skills you have learned and currently implementing in your introduction (eg Role of planning in Camping)

9. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

End your introduction by sharing your 2-3 strengths with examples of life instincts and supporting your statement. Note- Remember your weakness is your area of improvement.

Never quote behavioral or personal weaknesses (Eg. emotional, impatient, short-tempered). Include technical skills where you lag (Eg, advanced excel, python language, etc)

Things to remember

interview thing to remember

Before going to an interview, there are a few things you must remember:

1. Confidence is your key

This is the biggest issue among students/Freshers. They go for the interview after preparing everything, still, they do not get selected for the job. The reason is They get nervous.

To overcome this problem, you need to practice interviewing with friends, mentors, and family.

2. Become a professional

If you are nervous, the interviewer will ask you to relax or take a breath. Maybe he will start a conversation with you.

The interviewer needs to remember doing this to calm his mind. Also, act professionally and avoid informal discussions.

3. Control body language

The candidate’s body language can get in the way. You should practice learning positive and confident body language. Mastering your body language is essential to staying professional.

Example: When approaching an interlocutor, make eye contact and start with a handshake.

4. Talk more about your hobbies

The interviewer may hire an applicant by asking questions about the applicant’s hobbies. So tell them everything about your hobbies and be prepared for cross-questions. Interviewers can smell exaggerated or lying, so don’t exaggerate your hobbies.

Conclusion –

Introducing yourself is important and your mentor, your friends can teach you how to improve it. However, it is up to you to master the self-introduction part of the interview. Practice helps to perfect a person and make a good impression.

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