exactly. seriously, where do you start?i hate this question. i've never figured out a good answer to it. my initial reaction is always to tell them my life story starting from 'well, i was born in...' but then i always feel like i'm rambling and so by the end of it, i'm kicking myself under the table.
Anyone else have problems with really open-ended questions? I have no idea where to start.
Easy...they just want to see how you are socially, so they give you the easiest question to do this with. Where are you from, how did you grow up, what have you done, what are your hobbies, etc.
exactly. seriously, where do you start?
"Well, my name is..."
yeah, I think I'd start by talking about how I'm a graduate student and what not.I was asked the "So tell me about yourself" in a mock interview, and my advisor said that college (where you went, major, interests) is usually a good place to start, and a good way to navigate the conversation to an activity/interest you want to make sure gets discussed. That said, I was then never asked that in any of my interviews.