It’s the most feared question during any job interview: Can you tell me about yourself? Before I share a list of 10 memorable answers, consider the two essential elements behind the answers:
“你可以介紹一下自己嗎?”此題乃是面試無法回避的可怕存在。在看我的建議之前,先了解一下回答背后的重要邏輯。

The medium is the message. The interviewer cares less about your answer to this question and more about the confidence, enthusiasm and passion with which you answer it. The speed of the response is the response. The biggest mistake you could make is pausing, stalling or fumbling at the onset of your answer, thus demonstrating a lack of self-awareness and self-esteem.
信息只是媒介。比起你給出的答卷,面試官更在意你回答時的自信、熱忱和激情,你回答的速度本身就是答案。而你可能犯的最嚴重失誤就是支支吾吾的樣子,這就坐實了你缺乏自信,和自我認知。

第1招:立即抓住眼球

“I can summarize who I am in three words.” Grabs their attention immediately. Demonstrates your ability to be concise, creative and compelling.

第2招:座右銘

“The quotation I live my life by is…” Proves that personal development is an essential part of your growth plan. Also shows your ability to motivate yourself.

第3招:人生觀

“My personal philosophy is…” Companies hire athletes – not shortstops. This line indicates your position as a thinker, not just an employee.

第4招:自我認知

“People who know me best say that I’m…” This response offers insight into your own level of self-awareness.

第5條:“今早我百度了一下自己的名字,結果發現了這個….. ”

“Well, I googled myself this morning, and here’s what I found…” Tech-savvy, fun, cool people would say this. Unexpected and memorable.

第6條:你熱愛什么?

“My passion is…” People don’t care what you do – people care who you are. And what you’re passionate about is who you are. Plus, passion unearths enthusiasm.

第7條:“我從7歲開始就…”

“When I was seven years old, I always wanted to be…” An answer like this shows that you’ve been preparing for this job your whole life, not just the night before.

第8條:“如果把我的人生拍成電影,那名字應該是…”

“If Hollywood made a move about my life, it would be called…” Engaging, interesting and entertaining.

第9條:讓自己從口袋里跳出來!

“Can I show you, instead of tell you?” Then, pull something out of your pocket that represents who you are. Who could resist this answer? Who could forget this answer?

第10條:“朋友們一般這么夸我”

“The compliment people give me most frequently is…” Almost like a testimonial, this response also indicates self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Keep in mind that these examples are just the opener. The secret is thinking how you will follow up each answer with relevant, interesting and concise explanations that make the already bored interviewer look up from his stale coffee and think, “Wow! That’s the best answer I’ve heard all day!”
我的例子只是幫你打開腦洞,請自行舉一反三。成功的訣竅就是如何切題、有趣、簡潔地闡述你的回答,讓那些已經昏昏欲睡的面試官驚喜地想:這就是今天的最佳答案!

I understand your fear with such answers. Responses like these are risky, unexpected and unorthodox. And that’s exactly why they work. When people ask you to tell them about yourself, make them glad they asked.
你看到以上答案也許會覺得不敢照著做,因為太冒險、出乎意料,不循規蹈矩。而這恰恰是它能奏效的原因。當有人讓你自我介紹時,驚艷他們!