I learned to be assertive from my mother. She always expresses her feelings, is comfortable with saying no, acts in her family's best interest, and also thinks about the common good. She's the most assertive person I know. No one can take advantage of her. If you try, she will let you know about it.
When Muse career coach Theresa Merrill does mock interviews with her clients, she always leads with, "Tell me about yourself." It's good practice because that's often the very first thing an interviewer will ask you to do-whether you're having a preliminary phone screen, speaking to your prospective boss, or sitting down with the CEO during a final round.
Interviewers want to know how your answer about yourself is relevant to the position and company you’re applying for.
This is an opportunity to articulate why you’re interested and how your objective fulfills their goals. In order to do that, spend some time researching the company. If your answers resonate with them, it shows that you really understand the role.