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Job Interview Answer: How Would You Describe Yourself?


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When you are applying for an entry level position a typical job interview question is "How would you describe yourself?"

Here are sample interview answers which you can edit to fit your personal experiences and background:

  • I'm a people person. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people.
  • I'm a perfectionist. I pay attention to all the details, and like to be sure that everything is just right.
  • I'm a creative thinker. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best.
  • I'm analytical. I need to understand how things work so I can effectively plan.

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