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“Tell me about yourself”

What is the best way to go about it? If you’re VP Sales, or a CEO what are you looking for here?


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salesnerd
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Head of Growth
Do you mean in an interview? I would prepare a quick summary of your background and practice it so it's about 45 seconds long.

I want to know: 

1) Where you work now, what you do
2) Relevant places you've worked before
3) Your track record
4) End with a quick personal quip about yourself "when I'm not working, I spend time parasailing and driving my 1974 mustang" 
Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
I wouldn't as that question. Too overdone. Instead I would dive deeper into the nitty gritty of how you solve problems
beerisforclosers
Politicker
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Account Manager
This question is one of my favorites. So many people borderline panic and ramble at the openness of the ask. Be prepared with a quick, clean this is who I am, this is the value I bring, and this is why I belong here!

Have some personality and don't be a robot but don't start panic-rambling on and on about your previous roles or the nickname your parents gave you as a kid.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
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Director of Business Development
This is a great question as an interviewer for sales roles in particular: 

1. See if they prepared
2. See how long they go on for
3. Watch how they carry and present themselves 

It's a great way to set the stage for the rest of the interview, and to be honest if someone blows it here it's gonna be a hard path back up.
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Antoine.Van.Leebenhosen
Old School Bravo
Sales Guru
This is basically just a quick flash roll of why they should care about you. Before you give them all the dirty details, they just want to know why are you worth talking to.
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