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Describe who you are? or Tell me about your background.

In a job interview, you can be asked to describe who you are, Describe yourself in one word or Describe yourself in 3 words, but all such questions essentially mean that you talk about your skills and qqualities.

In an HR round, you will surely face this question among all other HR interview questions and answers asked to you, and I am sure you treat it as the easiest of all questions.

Well, it’s not!

Never underestimate the possibility of scoring better points with a crisp answer, if you feel confident.

It can become a fate-changer for applicants having fewer than 5 years of total job experience.

If your degree is obviously related to the job you’re interviewing for, you can give this answer.

Possible Answer #1:
“I am a B. Tech in Computer Science/B. Com in Economics. I also have an MBA or I have completed a certification course in Digital Marketing from ABC Academy.

What else would you like to know?”

In case your degree is not as relevant as it should have been, but you feel that you have the potential to shine through, you can give this answer.

This is a useful tip for HR interview questions and answers.

Possible Answer #2:
“I have worked on an independent project work with 2 other students on Soft Skills.

I have also participated in several paper presentations on Business Communication.”

Do not forget to talk about your major subject in your UG/PG at the University and also about subjects/papers, that are relevant to the job, that you have applied for.

Possible Answer #3:
“I have scored an A in Professional and Technical Written Communication in English, in my first semester. Here’s my marksheet.”

Here you will expect a new HR interview question, and the answer to this one will be more relevant to your education.

In case there is an odd pause, start talking about cocurricular activities that you are good at.

For example, you can say this.

Possible Answer #4:
“I am a music enthusiast and a beginner level guitarist. I love to jam with my 4-member band every weekend at my place.”

Such an answer will add a light mood to the interview and make things more positive.

Professionals can also cite the above answer and highlight certain awards and accolades which they have earned during their school/college or university years.

Possible Answer #5:
“I was a good orator and always stood first in debate and elocution competitions during my school and college days.”