Have you ever been asked the question how would your friends describe you in an interview? Chances are that even if you haven’t yet, you will someday. It’s better to be safe than sorry when preparing for your interview.
Now, this may seem like a really obvious answer, but the best thing to do is actually ask your friends how they would describe you. You can save yourself from clinical depression and ask them to only share the nice things they think about you.
This will not only be a great way to have an honest answer in the interview, but it also might make you feel good and bring you closer to your friends!
Hopefully, you have taken the advice from above, and you are asking your friends to tell you some positive things that describe you. You absolutely do not want to tell a recruiter or hiring manager bad things about yourself! If your friends would describe you as a selfish jerk, DO NOT say that in your interview.
This seems pretty obvious, right?
Sadly, I have heard people joke around in an interview and say that their friends would describe them as the “best beer chugger” or “a lady’s man”. Neither of these answers is going to be appropriate for the interview.
If you have yet to notice from reading other interview articles, relevance is going to play a huge factor. You can have the most awesome feedback from your friends, but if it is not relevant to the job, it’s wasted breath. Make sure to tailor how your friends describe you to the job you are applying for.
If you are applying for a customer service job, your answer could be “All my friends describe me as extremely helpful. They know that I am always eager to help people and solve problems so they come to me anytime they need help. They would also say that I am a great communicator, very patient, and kind towards others even when they are not kind back.”
For a salesperson, maybe your answer would be “My friends know that I am always very outgoing and energetic. I am determined and never give up. One time, we were all rock climbing and about halfway up everybody wanted to turn around and go back down the mountain. I turned our climb into a competition and proposed a $100 prize for whoever was first to climb the mountain. That quickly changed their minds and we decided to keep climbing. Side note, I won the $100!”
Tell A Story
Both of these are considered great answers to the question how would your friends describe you. Both answers will work just fine, but in my opinion, the second one is better than the first. Why? Because I told a story. Anytime you can support your answer to an interview question with a story, you are going to set yourself apart from the crowd and give the interviewer something unique to remember you by.
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