Your job interview is just days away and you're feeling unprepared. You've reread the job posting about 67 times and you're pretty clear on the role itself-but you can't really think of much else to do to brush up. Don't sweat it.
The Cut's Ask a Boss columnist Alison Green offers job interview tips for 10 different situations that may come up with a job interviewer, from what to say if you're stumped by a job interview question to how to explain a past firing.
"Tell me about yourself." It's one of the most common (and tricky) job interview questions. Even so, many job seekers don't take the question seriously, thinking it's just an icebreaker meant to put them at ease. But they should carefully consider their response, because "tell me about yourself" is more than a throwaway opener for most interviewers.
Interviewers will sometimes start an interview with an open-ended question like, "Tell me about yourself." This question is a way to break the ice and make you feel more comfortable during the interview process. However, some people might find this - and other interview questions about you - slightly stressful.