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how to describe oneself In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, How would you

d escribe yourself? While this is something that should be anticipated and practice d, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take th e time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest , candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below, always ensure that you phrase these in our own words; authenticity is important. To better give you some guidance, here are 15 ways to describe yourself for your next interview: I would say I m 1. Someone who has high expectations for my results. I am confident in my ability to produce, and while I prepare for the worst, I do the work necessary to tilt the odds so that the best will happen. 2. Someone who wants to be judged by individual performance and rewarded for my e fforts based on my ability to execute. 3. Someone who wants to work for a successful company with strong leadership and vision, one that recognizes and rewards performers. 4. Someone who is consistently growing and takes the time to continue learning ev en though it s not a direct requirement of the job. I find that many times, my pro fessional growth is based on what I study, both directly and indirectly related to work. 5. Someone who is modest, hard-working and consistently sets firm goals for mysel f. Then, once I ve defined my benchmarks, I take the necessary steps to achieve th ose milestones. 6. Someone who aims to keep lines of communication open and is concerned with cli ents needs consistently asking questions to uncover the what the client truly wants and then making sure I m able to meet those requirements. 7. Someone who thinks positively and can execute difficult tasks. I m not an indivi dual who needs to be micromanaged. Rather, when given a specific task, I can fig ure out the best ways to solve the problem in an autonomous manner. 8. Someone who is able to control a situation rather than allow a situation to co ntrol me. 9. Someone who has an unwavering resolve. I am determined to do well in my job an d have a successful career, as well as to make the company I work for more compe titive. 10. Someone with a need to produce results. I am the type of person who meets cha llenges head-on rather than sweeping them under the rug and hoping they go away. While I m an optimistic person, I am also realistic about the current situation a nd how satisfactory or unsatisfactory it is. 11. Someone who has been able to not only meet my employers consistently exceeded those markers. expectations, but has

12. Someone who takes responsibility for their actions when things go wrong. I do n t look for outside forces to blame; rather, I m someone who looks at what I can im prove upon the next time around. Pointing fingers solves nothing.

13. Someone who demonstrates an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult. 14. Someone who is committed to building something larger and puts aside personal gain for the well-being of the group. 15. Someone who is mature, candid and believes in integrity. Every day I work to improve myself and my skills that s part of becoming better at what I do. How would you describe yourself in an interview? Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement Recruitment, an executive search firm s pecializing in sales and marketing staffing throughout the U.S. Brazen Life is a lifestyle and career blog for ambitious young professionals. Ho sted by Brazen Careerist, we offer edgy and fun ideas for navigating the changin g world of work. Be Brazen!