How to leverage your career through Self-introduction in interview.


“The first impression is the last impression” and this is the key in Self-introduction in interview for making a great first impression with a proper self -introduction. When a person knows how to present him/her in a proper way it can make a good impression. That is how others will distinguish a person. This is lot more to a person than what they normally communicate to people. It can be formal and informal. But in both ways a good self -introduction can build a lot of opportunity to nurture the network or connections with people. A self-introduction is a fascinating standpoint and it can help a person to land up in a dream job. People want to talk to interesting people who can tell interesting stories. But the self-introduction doesn’t come naturally. If not well prepared, it can lead to a wrong impression.

A person has to think and practice about it. It can enrich the career or make the business flourish. It is important to be able to clearly and accurately describe knowledge and skill to other person. Having a great summary of your skill can help to deliver the message you want to convey through the self introduction. But usually it is an anxiety to introduce one and unfolding about what one really is. From meeting new people at work to business meeting everywhere it plays an important role.

But it is also important to listen to others, how they present themselves. It can help to learn new things from others. A self-introduction has to be told with gladness and compassion as if you are having a conversation with others it should be specific yet holistic. Mentioning the challenges in life can be an authentic way to present you but it should not be more emotional.


What is Self-Introduction in Interview?

It is the first thing an employer will ask you in the interview. This plays an important role and it can lead to get a good job. In fact, hiring authorities can make a decision to reject a candidate based on it. So it is important to pay attention to interview manners and you should know how you will introduce yourself during a job interview.  A self-introduction in interview can also mean to a pleasant smile, confidence and good etiquette and also clean & proper dress up. The self-introduction in interview starts with question like “Tell me about you”. The core of your response should focus on the key fundamentals in your backdrop which will facilitate you to outshine in job. A candidate should analyze the job before the interview so he/she can point out the interest, skill, experience and personal qualities which will enable to meet the requirements. It should be brief enough to hold the attention of the interviewer. Along with qualification a self-introduction in interview include telling about hobbies, little bit of family background. The interviewer always looks how a candidate presents him and how he carries with confidence. But do not spend more time talking about yourself. The hiring authority has an agenda and has limited time. Always keep it brief so that they can move to next question.

Another important factor is manner. Interviewer will expect you to behave professionally from greeting the interviewer to saying Thank You. They will observe everything .Always make the best impression in an interview.  You have to show that you are a good game for the role of company’s customs. Always make a good posture because body language is important. Eye-contact and shaking hands can emit rendezvous. Always avoid saying “umm” or “like” more because it can make you look immature. Practicing with a friend or recording yourself can help to recognize these habits. A good practice of self-introduction can enhance the confidence. Interviewer or hiring authority always wants a candidate who can do the job and fit in with the company. But one should not be over-confident during self-introduction in an interview. Always know who you are. What do you want? Because when you will know yourself well that’s when you can explain yourself to others. Always elucidate what you are looking for and be clear about the job before going to an interview in a company.


Self-Introduction in interview for experienced candidates:

The ‘Self-Introduction’ for experienced candidate is not an easy task as well. The candidates might have faced interviews before can also fall short on words. The experienced candidate can face more challenges.  They will expect clearer introduction about you. As experienced candidate you have to be confident enough to tell about your achievements within limited words. Prolonged introduction might turn off the interviewer. Your professional background should be highlighted to make the precise mark. Talk about latest company you have worked with .Do not forget to mention about some big companies if you have worked with. Talk about how you are better candidate than others. But do not talk negative about others.

Draw focus about your hobbies because it will make who you are. It should occupy an important space in self-introduction. Talk about your future plans and do not restrict yourself for it. The candidate should talk about the dream. It will make him/her passionate personality who is prepared for new challenges.

Mention about job responsibility of previous job or any extra responsibility you have taken will make a plus point in front of interviewer. Always briefly explain about your job responsibility .Because the hiring authority will notice how well you are aware about your previous work or how well you can make them understand. Most importantly always talk positive about your previous company. It will make good impression.


Self-Introduction Speech examples: 

Example 01

Good morning mam/sir.

It’s my pleasure to introduce my self..well, I’m Rehana born and raised in Anantapur.
I have done my schooling in Little flower Montessori English Medium High School with 77% ,then i did my plus 12 from S.S.B.N junior college with 77.7% and now i’m pursuing my final year from Anantha Lakshmi Institute of Technology and Sciences Anantapur with an aggregate of 78.33%

My strengths are my attitude that i like to take challenges that I CAN do it,my way of thinking that i take both success and failure in a balanced manner..
I dont like to say weakness but i like to say scope for improvement that is i wont leave any ask in completely,i believe in my self and my hard work and i want perfection in every thing.

My short term goal is i want a such a platform where i can grow my career along with the organisation growth like yours and
My Long term goal is i want to be one of the reason for the success of the organisation and i want to seeyour organisation as a bench mark to other organisations.

My ethic is “i never neglect an opportunity for my improvement”.

thats all about me sir….thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity.




Example 02

Good morning sir/madam,

It’s my pleasure to introduce myself. I’m sunil from delhi. Currently, I’m pursing my final year electronics and communication engineering from meri college of engg n tech with an aggregate of 79%. I completed my +2 from government co edu senior secondary school also I have done my schooling from same school
My father is a government employee and my mother is house wife

My strengths are my attitude that I like to take challenges that I CAN do it, self motivated person, self disciplined I am a good team player as well as has a good ability to lead the team. I can adopt to any kind of environment. I am a good listener and quick learner.

My weakness is I can not tolrete any leniency in work
My short term goal is I want a such a platform where I can grow my career along with the organisation growth like yours and.

My Long term goal is I want to be one of the reason for the success of the organisation and I want to see your organisation as a bench mark to other organisations

Thats all about me sir. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity.




Many of us will come across this question that “Why Self-introduction is important?” “Why hiring authority asks this question when they already had our CV or Resume?” Because that’s when they get to know how well you know yourself. If you know yourself well you will be clear about everything including career, surrounding, relations etc.  A sense of belief will arouse and it will increase strong side of you. It is also an important part of your communication skill which is very important in professional life.

So don’t be afraid, just be calm and always believe in yourself. When you will believe yourself , success will believe you.