Tell me about yourself?

This is one of the most common questions in an interview and usually tops the list of the interviewer’s questions. It provides you a ‘golden opportunity’ to showcase what you have within you. One can even say, that, it is the ‘display window’ of your shop which becomes the basis of decision-making of the interviewer if he wants to enter the shop for further details and make a deal or just walk away!

The key to make best use of this question is to include ALL the following points in your answer:
1. Start with your name and the city and state from where you hail from.
2. An overview of your academic and professional qualifications in ascending order. Following the same, line up your achievements in descending order.
3. A brief synopsis of two or maximum three projects of which you have been part of (this is specifically important for experienced candidates). Mention your role in those projects.
4. Mention your exceptional qualities, if any. Include them only if you think its relevant and can earn you a brownie point by impressing the interviewer(s).
5. Do mention about your family background - place where they reside, members in family and their occupation.

However, there a few things which you need to take extra care of-
1. In no possibility should the answer take more than 5 minutes. Keep it short but contended at the same time.
2. Be prepared for any sort of counter-questions that can be derived from your this answer.
3. Beware of how you speak. Never let the interviewer feel that you have mugged things up.

Tell me about yourself

Now, it’s time for 'participation':
*Assume that you are sitting in the interview room now.
*You have been asked to ‘tell something about yourself’. Go ahead; give it a try on how to answer the same. Post your own answers and get them reviewed .

User Answer ( 45 )

  1. user
    Rahul Jaiswal
    5 years ago
    Firstly, I would like to say thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself

    I'm Rahul from Howrah(West Bengal). I had Completed B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Adamas institute of Technology. I have done my school from State Board.

    About my family background : My father is Businessmen, My mother is housewife, My one elder brother is MBA in Marketing and another is CA and my sister also done CS and Master's in Commercers.

    My hobbies are listen music, watching movies, playing cricket and badminton.
    My strength is that I have positive thinking and quick learner.
    My aim is to do a good job with good position.

    Once again thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  2. user
    Ashish Jaiswal
    5 years ago
    My self Ashish Jaiswal, I am from kolkata, West Bengal, I am qualified chartered accountant, company secretary and B.com honurs from Calcutta university.
    Currently working with L&T Infotech Limited in Mumbai as SAP TRM and FI consultant, I am assigned as team lead for GST Implementation in L&T Limited and also task force member for GST from FI side. Before that I was in Reliance power limited working as a manager for SAP TRM implementation reporting to CFO and also worked in Bhushan Power and Steel Limited as deputy manager for SAP TRM & FICO implementation coordinator.
  3. user
    afreen m
    5 years ago
    Good morning Sir,my self afreen m b. I am completed diploma in ECE at GRWPT in shimoga. now am searching good job for my carrier so if u gave job for me I wiil show good performance from did to this company. pllzzz give a chance to show up my ability to this company
  4. user
    mohd mohsin
    4 years ago
    Good morning sir! I'm Mohsin completed b.tech from the JNTU and done the MEP from KG Mech pvt ltd.I'm from Hyderabad I have 3 sister studying school and father working as a electrician and mother is house wife
    It my great opportunity to explained my self I work in a company as a project and sale's engineer there my role was to estimate the project and design of a air-conditioning. I learn many things is a company I joined as a fresher in that company I Worked there for 2 years it was great to learn many things..
  5. user
    Ravi Kumar
    4 years ago
    good morning sir!
    i am ravi kumar i belong to Maratha utter pradesh. presently i am pursuing b.tech in automobile engg. sir i had secured 80% aggregate in my first year and 75+ in overall academic session.i have actively took part in collage annual fest as ACOT and i have also secured second pace in autosketch competition held in our college.i have diploma in autocad and solidworks and good working knowledge about ansys and catiya.
    i have worked on two projects in soildworks and performed finite element analyses one project.
    there are 6 members in my family including me. my father and my elder brother severing in defense and my mother is house-maker and my younger sister studies in high school.
  6. user
    Swaminathan Bala
    4 years ago
    Hello sir,
    I am Rakesh alice
    Myname is Swaminathan.B
    My native place is Trichy in the village of sarcarpalayam
    I am currently pursuing Bachelour Degree in Computer Science and Engineering at K.RamaKrishnan College of Engineering
    I had completed my Diploma course in Seshasayee Institute of Technology
    During this course me and myfriends completed one project,that project title is "Controlling Home Appliance using Android Application.
    I did my schools in St.Joseph College Higher Secondary School at trichy
    Educational wise my Area of interest are Java(Platform Independent Language) ,Networking
    programming language wise i do c,c++,Database in oracle software
    i had attended industrial visit in ISRO at mahindragiri
    i had attended industrial visit in ashok leyland at Osur
    i had participated workshop in c and c++ in NiiT course at Krce
    My hobbies are Reading great persons articles,collecting product obbreavations(computer products)
    Dance stunts
    My strength are respect to any one,following some great legends rules,learning and think innovatively
    Good parents
    My goal is Follow Software professions to give all positive projects to consumer and peoples,Develop one project to deliver Hospital to ITprofession technology
    Thankyou all
  7. user
    lokesh kumar
    4 years ago
    I think we should not mention our family details until they ask.....
  8. user
    surendra ary
    4 years ago
    I'm Surendra Singh From Mathura Utar Pradesh. I had Completed B.sc in PCM from Dbra university Agra. I have done my school from State Board.

    About my family background : My father is Farmer, My mother is housewife, My one elder brother is B.ed in teaching.

    My hobbies are listen music, watching movies, playing cricket and badminton.
    My strength is that I have positive thinking and quick learner.
    My aim is to do a good job with good position.

    Once again thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  9. user
    ryan a
    4 years ago
    Thank you for giving this opportunity. My name is Leon Ryan and I am from Tuti. I am currently pursuing my B.E in SKCT. I did my schooling in my hometown. In my academic periods I have participated in several competitions and presented paper on PV window. And I was a volleyball player in my school team. And we have won upto district level. About my family, my father is a supervisor and my mother is a homemaker. I have one elder sibling who is working as PO in SBI. As I have told already that i am a volleyball player , i am strong in teamwork . i am also socially adaptable and trustworthy. My father is my role model who is an honest man I ever known. I have done mini projects on tesla coil and PV cell. I am a fresher and ready to work in new technology since I can grasp them quickly.
  10. user
    Udaya Tamilanda
    4 years ago
    Ok! As i mentioned earlier my name is Udaya Kumer I learned basic skills well at school and collage education.At my free time I used to study about my future course of action.But I also spend necessary time with family because theye are one of my essential part of life.And im sure I'll do my best contribution to my job.
  11. user
    Anup Palodhi
    4 years ago
    First of all I would like to respect you by saying thank you for providing me this kind of opportunity to introduce myself before you. I am Anup Palodhi from Pairachali , a village of Bankura district of West Bengal. I had completed my graduation in English honours from Burdwan University, West Bengal with overall 58% marks. My family consists of four members including me. My father is a tutor of a private nursery English medium school , my mother is a housewife & my one and only brother had completed Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Durgapur ABS Academy. I love to watching movies & playing cricket also. My strength are to love , respect & serve poor people. Last but not least the final goal of my life is to become a Successful person in this vast Universe and to serve people lifelong. Thank You
  12. user
    Justine Arom
    4 years ago
    My names are Justine Arom Ogwang,I am self driven,vocal and learning oriented , I hold a bachelors degree in procurement and supply chain management from Makerere University.i have worked with Barclays Bank for closely 2 years as a trainee in human resources,Sourcing and facilities,Credit operations and finally as a contract staff Financial crime department.I am passionate about team work, biodiversity and making my self a role model and an inspiration to others. My hobbies are reading,dancing,decorating.Thank you.
  13. user
    abubakar jamadar
    4 years ago
    Narration is
  14. user
    laxman Jaiswal
    3 years ago
    Firstly, I would like to say thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself

    I'm lAXMAN JAISWAL from GORAKHPUR (UTTER PRADESH l). I had Completed B. Com in deen Dyal UPadhyaiy. I have done my school from State Board.

    About my family background : My father is Businessmen, My mother is housewife.

    My hobbies are listen music, watching movies, playing cricket and badminton.
    My strength is that I have positive thinking and quick learner.
    My aim is to do a good job with good position.

    Once again thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  15. user
    MADAMALA NAVYA
    3 years ago
    Good afternoon! sir.My name is Navya Sai Sri.I am from Machilipatnam,Krishna district,Andhra Pradesh.I had completed intermediate 2nd year in RGUKT,IIT,Srikakulam.I got 9.49 CGPA.I completed my 10th class in Jawahar E.M High school.I got 10 GPA.I have participated in many competitions like essay writing,quiz,typing,games etc.I got Prathiba award and APPSA award in 10th class for getting 10 points.I participated in National fest recently which is Teckzite.There are 5 members in my family.We are middle-class family.My father is a farmer and my mother is a house wife.I have one sister who is elder than me and she had completed B.Tech in Electrical and Communication Engineeering.I have one brother and he is studying intermediate 2nd year.
    Thank you sir for giving me this precious oppotunity.
  16. user
    Samzad Hossain
    3 years ago
    I am Samzad Hossain.I belongs to Chittagong city.I have completed my Graduation in Electrical Electronics Engineering from International Islamic University Chittagong.I have completed some courses also such as PLC(Programmable Logic Controller),AutoCad 2D & 3D,Mobile Apps Development.I have some industrial visit.Besides,i do some social voluntary work in many organizations which help me to improve my communication skill,Leadership skill and cope up with various kind of people and situation easily.In my family,my father is a businessman,Mother is housewife and my younger brother doing BBA from PCIU.That's all about me.If u want to know more about me you can ask me sir,Thanks.
  17. user
    Harish Kumar
    3 years ago
    My name harish. I am from village near kolar
    I have done my 10th in kgf with x% and diploma in kgf with y% and currently pursuing me engineering in xyz. I have done 2 projects based on dbms. 1.... 2......
    I am from a middle class family father is former and mothe is a housewife . I am the only son to my family
  18. user
    Bharathwaj G
    3 years ago
    I am bharath belongs to chidambaram
    I am currently pursuing my be cse in xyz college
    I have gud problem solving skills and gud agility to learn new things very easily
    I played front end developer role in my projects
    My family consists or 4 members father,mother,sister and mine.Where father is a doctor and mother is a house wife thats all abt myself sir
  19. user
    Jitendra Kumar
    3 years ago
    good Morning sir
    My name is Jitendra Kumar. I am from Faizabad. I have done m.c.a .In Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia she.
    we are 5 members in my family including me. My father is a farmer and my mother is a housewife, and one is a younger brother he is Studying in 5th. and one younger is sister is a studying in BTC.

    Welcome...
  20. user
    SEEMA ANAND
    3 years ago
    good morning sir
    my self Seema. I belong to Lucknow. I had done my schooling in rani laxmi bai school ,Lucknow.
    recently, I am pursuing btech in specialization of electronics and communication engineering in GLA University Mathura. I am the member of UDAAAN AASMAN TAK in my college which is also an NGO, in which we teach small childrens they comes from village near from my college. I had work on my project LINE FOLLOWER using microcontroller. In my leisure time I like to play badminton, make drawings, and watch some spy videos from youtube. that's it ..
    thank you sir
  21. user
    Arjun Biswas
    3 years ago
    Sir,,
    I'm Arjun Biswas
    From Assam
    My highest qualifications is 12th passed
    Sir,,
    In my family there are 5 members
    I have 4 years of supervisor experience in joinpack Pvt ltd, I'm quite good in supervisor
    My hobbies are playing cricket and watching movies

    My strength point is that. I can learn from my atmosphere &
    My weakness point is that. I believe to people so easily

    That's all about myself
    Thank you
  22. user
    Bikash bhuyan
    3 years ago
    HI m Bikash jyoti bhuyan m frm jagiroad i have completed hs frm jagiroad clg in 2015
    there are 3mambars in my famlliy
  23. user
    Rajneesh Mishra
    3 years ago
    My self Rajneesh Mishra
  24. user
    Javed Ali
    3 years ago
    im javed from pakistan
  25. user
    malappa kuruva
    3 years ago
    Good morning sir,
    First off all thank you giving this apporchunity to introduce my self before this pannel,
    I'm Balu I belongs to Andhra Pradesh, I've recently done my graduation from JNTUA, I'M Quite good in java. So for my family background is concerned 6 member in my family including me mother,bother and 3 sisters , all are married. If I mention about my hobbies, playing kabaddi and cricket, i'm fond of reading novels.
    That's all about me sir
  26. user
    Namrata Deshmukh
    3 years ago
    Good morning Sir,
    Thank you for giving this opportunity to introduce my self,i am Namrata Abhishek Pandey,i am form Thane I have completed my diploma from Vivekananda College at Chembur,and recently pursuing my degree from Thakur College of Engineering at Kandivali,
    My family consists of my mother and elder brother,my brother is working in dembla valve at Thane,I like to play cricket also I like to cook Indian foods i am positive thinker also i can easily adjusted in any environment
    That's all about my self
    thank you
  27. user
    Parag Sharma
    3 years ago
    Good morning Sir/Madam,
    My name is Parag Sharma. I am from [Your Birthplace/Parents place]. I have completed my Graduation from Commerce in 2014. My Family is in [Your Birthplace/Parents place]. And I have been working with [Company Name] for the last 9 years.
  28. user
    Tijammal Hussain
    2 years ago
    My self Usman Muzammil, Living Citizen of Lahore, also done B.com and my age is 27
  29. user
    supraja Daggolu
    2 years ago
    Actually I have a doubt regarding this question ,if an interviewer pose that question ,do we have to mention the details which already in resume or the details which are not mentioned.
    Anyone help me please about this question
  30. user
    supraja Daggolu
    2 years ago
    Actually I have a doubt regarding this question ,if an interviewer pose that question ,do we have to mention the details which already in resume or the details which are not mentioned.
    Anyone help me please about this question
  31. user
    javed panhwar
    2 years ago
    First of all i am thankful to you that you gave me a chance for interview
    I am javed ali I am from hyderabad South pakistan I did complete MA economics from sindh university jamshoro
    I have done my school from pilot School hyderabad
    And i have an experince in computer I had worked six month in Agha foundarion organization as a computer operator
    My hobbiea are Reading writing palying and etc
  32. user
    Pragya Pradhan
    2 years ago
    Thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Pragya Pradhan from Kolkata, West Bengal. I'm completed my higher secondary education under West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary education and pursuing my Bachelor of hospital management from future institute of engineering and management. My family consist of three members my parents including me. My father is a businessman and my mother is a housewife. My hobbies are listening music, watching movies and playing guitar. My strengths I'm well flexible in any situation and hard worker. My weakness is I'm afraid of mathematics.
    Once again thank you for this opportunity.
  33. user
    Ayushi choudhary
    1 year ago
    Firstly, I would like to say thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself

    I'm Manikant Tyagi from roorkee(uttarkhand). I had Completed bachalor of hotel Management from Quantum university, roorkee. I have done my school from CBSE Board.

    About my family background : My father is Farmer, My mother is housewife, my sister also done B.COM From Quantum university .

    My hobbies are listen music, watching movies, playing cricket and badminton.
    My strength is that I have positive thinking and quick learner.
    My aim is to do a good job with good position.

    Once again thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  34. user
    sharmila srikanth
    1 year ago
    Good morning sir/mam,
    First of all I could I like to thank you sir for giving me this wonderful opportunity & it's my pleasure to introduce myself.
    I'm sharmila from Tindivanam. presently,I'm pursuing MBA with Finance &HR in M.A.M college of engineering Trichy aggregate with 9.5 CGPA. I did my undergraduate degree B.com.,CA., In Cauvery college of women trichy aggregate with 8.5 CGPA. I did my schooling at At.joseph of Cluny mat.her.sec.school Tindivanam. My strengths are I'm easily adoptable in any kind of environment. I'm a smart worker as well as Hardworker .be punctual in all time.My weakness are I'm not comfortable, until I finish my work in the give time of period. I'm a bit lazy in which I'm not interested.My hobbies are reading motivational book, Making thread jewellers.About my family, my father is business man.My mother is house wife.my elder sister is studying 10th standard.
    That's all about me sir
    Once again thank you for giving me this great opportunity.
  35. user
    abdul abdul
    1 year ago
    I would like to tell you something about my self,
    I am Abdul Khan from Agra (UP), and I had completed BCA from Agra University and PG Diploma as a PGDM equavelent to MBA from AICTE Delhi. Correntlly I am working in this institute as a Caretaker for last five year.
    About my Family
    My Father is farmer and my mother is a house wife, she is expired 3 year ago, I have a five siblings included me, two sister and three brother, I am second last two sister and one brother elder for me.
    Once again thank you for giving me this great opportunity.
  36. user
    SALONI saloni
    11 months ago
    Good evening all of you.
    My name is Saloni. D/O sanjeev krishna. I live in Bihar from koyladewa. My qualification is 10+2. I have additional qualification is one year computer course. My hobby are study,listen to the song. My aim is banker.
    Thankyou 🙏🙏
  37. user
    Deepu Jawarkar
    10 months ago
    Good afternoon sir ,My name is Deepika Jawarkar, I am live in from betul madyapradesh, i am perusing B.tec CSE last year from Girdhar group of institution mandideep bhopal in RGPV University, I am a fresher,I am a goog multi tasker, I want to be an software engineer, my hobbies are listening to music and to read a book ,that's all about me thank you.
  38. user
    Diana J
    7 months ago
    My name is diana,
    I'm from delhi,
    I have completed my graduation in B.B.A SRM University at Chennai.
    My strength is my ability to learn new things as well as I'm very self motivated & hardworking person.
    My short term goal is to get a job in a reputed company & my long term goal is to achieve a good position where I can build my career & help organization too.
    My hobbies are reading books, traveling, cooking & baking that's all about me . thank you for giving this opportunity
  39. user
    Kajal Dagur
    6 months ago
    I'm kajol basically I belong from Delhi but currently I live in rajasthan . I have done my school from army public school rajasthan . I'm doing pursing bachelor of business administration professional degree . I belong from very nuclear family .we are four members in my family including me. My father's army officers and my mother's housewife . I have one elder brother who also doing post-graduation from Kolkata . Now come towards my strength I'm self-motivated , hardworking and trustworthy person. I'm friendly in nature . I easily adopt any environment . Now I telling about my weakness I'm not comfortable until finishing my work . My long-term goal that I want to see my career position in great reputation company where I give full efforts and knowledge to build the company growth as well . That's all about me ..Thankyou for give me this opportunity to introduce myself .
  40. user
    suraj tiwari
    5 months ago
    hello everyone
    my name is suraj tiwari
    i am from uttar pradesh but i live in noida
    i have completed my graduation in Bsc from Awadh university.
    i have five member in my faimily
    my father is a Bussinessmen And
    my mother is a homemaker
    i have two brothers and a sister
    That's all about me
    Thank you
  41. user
    Fouad Hossain
    5 months ago
    Each person has different hobbies, and doing different things gives them joy. Baking is something that gives me comfort and helps me relax. I tried baking after entering college. At first, it was a little stressful, but then I started learning more and more. After a hectic day at college, it helps to relax you. Another thing that helps me relax is reading books. I started reading books when I was in school, and over the years, the habit is something that has helped me learn a lot.

    Dreams and aspirations: While many people have dreams of becoming doctors and lawyers, I have always wanted to be a traveler. I don’t remember when I fell in love with traveling, but over the years, my passion for traveling has increased. Over the past few months, I have started living this dream, and it gives me so much joy.
  42. user
    Abdul Kadir
    4 months ago
    Good afternoon all of you
    My name is Abdul kadir .I blongs to Bareilly in uttar Pradesh.
    My Father is a farmer and my mother is house wife.
    I have two year ITI certificate in electronics mechanic trade as well as pursuing three year diploma in chemical engineering.
    I have also completed my B.A in history.
    My stenth is smart as well as hard working in difficult situations.
    My weakness is not rest until the work is is complete
    My goal is became a good worker to set a higher point in organisation.

    Thanks of all for giving me this opportunity
  43. user
    Rajasekhar Talamarla
    4 months ago
    MY NAME IS RAJASEKHAR REDDY
    I AM FROM ANDHRAPRADESH,COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN SRI VENKATESWARA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.
    COMPLETED 10 th IN 2015 AND PERCENTAGE IS 80.
    MY GRADUATE PERCENTAGE IS 72.
    MY STRENGTH IS DONT SLEEP IN UNTILL COMPLETE MY WORK ,SMART AND ALSO HARD WORKER.
    I WILL ADJUST IN ANY INVIRONME.
    THIS GRATE OPPORTUNITY.
    THANKU MAM
  44. user
    Rashid Menhas
    3 months ago
    I am rashid menhas.
    Son of atta ullah .
    Residence urmar miana .
    I have done my FA.C from govt collage peshawar.
    Recently I have been graduating from AWKUM since 2021, in BCs computer science.
    About my family,my father is businessman,and my mother she is a housewife.we have three brother and one sister.
    My hobbies are playing physical games, reading books,enjoy with a friends.
    My strength is that I have also positive thinking about my friends and their life,and also I am a quick learner.
    My aim is to do competitive exame and get a good position.
    Thank you for giving me this opportunity.


  45. user
    Ravikiran masaram
    1 week ago
    My self Ravi kiran , from Andhra Pradesh k. Pentapadu village
    I completed my schooling in state board and my graduation done in sathya bama University chennai
    My father is a worker and my mother is a house wife and my brother is studying degree in Adithya degree college ... My hobbies are browsing the internet and remaining time is helping to my father my strength is doingl of hardwork
    Thats all sir...thank you

Tell me about yourself?