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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Humour: Tell me something about yourself.

Category: Misc. Humour.

The most common HR question.

Tell me something about yourself.

Hypothetical answers ranging from the simple, straight-forward, cryptic, amazing, 'googling', and amusing to humorous, naughty, and self-deprecating to terse, boastful, arrogant, practical, interrogative, counter-questioning, and philosophical.

Tell me something about yourself.

Hypothetical Answers.

Simple: I am a graduate in 'xyzee' with these many years of work experience in these areas.

Straight-forward: I'm a simple guy with big dreams.
I really am. For practical purposes, I go with the 'Practical' answer.

Cryptic: I'm searching something for myself and so are you.

Amazing: You want to know about me? My life is online, check it out now!

Googling: Google my name and you will find everything you want to know about me.

Amusing: Oh, so you want to know about me? That's cool. I'm impressed.

Humorous: What is there to tell you! The whole world knows about me. I am online, my life is online, and if I join here—you all will be online, for good. :-)

Naughty: Are you looking for an intelligent, good-looking, tall, and handsome guy to marry your daughter?

Self-deprecating: I am looking for a job and Sir, through your kindness, I hope to get one here.

Terse: What's the CV there for?

Boastful: Don't you know who 'I' am?

Arrogant: So you'd like to know about me, oh I see.

Practical: My name is xyzee. I have these many years of experience in these areas and I have these skills which will benefit the company in these many ways.

Interrogative: You want to know about me, do you?

Counter-Questioning: Would you like to know about my academics or my work experience?

Philosophical: Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans, and that's how I am here.

Hope this brought a smile to your face.

You guys have some more to add, let me know.