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how to describe yourself?

M Serentia

Joined: Jun 21, 2010
Posts: 11
Hi All,

How to explain when Interviewer asked "Describe yourself" to a intermediate level java/j2ee programmer having 3-4 years of experience?

Thanks in advance, best.

David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

You could try describing yourself.
Darryl Burke

Joined: May 03, 2008
Posts: 5115

David Newton wrote:You could try describing yourself.

luck, db
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M Serentia

Joined: Jun 21, 2010
Posts: 11
Darryl Burke wrote:

K Abhijit
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Posts: 88
is this a Java question ?

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David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

Well, it strikes me as a weird question, no? If someone asks you to describe yourself, why wouldn't you just describe yourself? What kind of developer are you? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? What types of problems do you enjoy solving? What do you hate developing?

I'm going to move this thread to Jobs Discussion--other people might have additional input.

So, try describing yourself here--pretend that I'm interviewing you and I asked you to describe yourself.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46437
A few suggestions:
Are you the sort of person who likes to work in a quiet room? Do you like to work to music? Do you enjoy reading pages of specifications? Do you like to write hundreds of lines of code?

There are lots more possibilities.
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3371
This is an open ended question and gives you a great opportunity to pitch why you would be suited to the job being interviewed for.

-- Keep it short.
-- Summarize your qualifications and experience.
-- Summarize how your past experience and achievements will be suitable to the position you have been interviewed for.
-- Bring out both your technical and non-technical abilities.
-- Don't over do it. At the same time don't keep it too short as if you don't have much to say about yourself.
-- When you talk, bring out the passion.

In summary, who you are and what you can bring in to the advertised position.

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