How Would Your Friends Describe You?

How Would Your Friends Describe You?

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!

Be positive

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.

Stay Relevant

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.

Here’s a cool story… There once was a company named Find My Profession. They helped countless people find their dream jobs, prepare for interviews, perfect their resume, optimize their LinkedIn, and so much more.

The END! Oh wait, this isn’t a story, this is real life! Check us out today and learn how we can help you find your dream job.

  • How to Cure the Summertime Unemployment Blues

    How to Cure the Summertime Unemployment Blues

    Finding a job gets a lot tougher when it seems like everyone you need to contact for a job has gone on vacation. However, the summertime could be the best time for you to get hired. Read why job seekers in the summer can get hired and how to cure those summertime unemployment blues.

    Steven Lowell by Steven Lowell
    Read On
  • The Perfect Interview Answer if Interviewing With Other Companies

    The Perfect Interview Answer if Interviewing With Other Companies

    Throughout a job interview, you will be asked questions that are designed to assess your interest in the position for which you are being considered. Though it may seem simple, there is a perfect interview answer to the question, “Are you interviewing with other companies?” In a nutshell, the perfect answer to this question is always “Yes!”.

    Jerome Imhoff by Jerome Imhoff
    Read On
  • 10 Traditional Sayings to Remember While Job Seeking

    10 Traditional Sayings to Remember While Job Seeking

    Throughout the course of a career there are certain things that never change. They never change even while the way people talk and dress for work and job interviews seems to change every week! Read these 10 traditional sayings that are true for job seekers in 2018, as much as they were 50 or 60 years ago.

    Steven Lowell by Steven Lowell
    Read On
See All Articles