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Andrew LaCivita (1 year ago)
Hey Everyone! This video is now open for business! I hope you enjoy it and please let me know the issues you're facing with job interviewing or anything related to your overall job search. I'm here to help you!
Rebecca Collins (12 days ago)
I don't have a college degree that matches my career path. What would you recommend on how to handle questions related to my education?
Chielie Puth (1 month ago)
Andrew LaCivita i don't know how to answer this interview.it's for study..i need your help.and i don't know how to begin my words..please...reply me to a letter...Thank you.
Harsh Vardhan (3 months ago)
Hi Andrew Company already took my two interview on phone and now they want to see me on face to face like panel interview. Can you please let me know what steps should I take to hire and give best answers. Thanks harsh
Farid Mohadi (6 months ago)
Hi Andrew. I remain confused about this open-ended question. Do I have to regurgitate my resume or summarize it to the interviewer?. I had an interview this morning with British guys and when asked this question, I told them would u like me to start with a recent experience or a past. So they opted for the recent one. I am still not comfortable questioning this option. Your help is much appreciated.
cristina z (9 months ago)
Hello Andrew, I would love to learn how to recognise my soft skills, I can't find anything that allows me to understand how to discover them.. can you help? thank you for your tips, they're life saving!
Alejandro Sánchez (3 days ago)
Wait, so the interviewer doesn't even care about getting to know me?? I wanted to give my life story
Alejandro Sánchez (2 days ago)
+Andrew LaCivita While I have your attention I would love some videos geared towards new job seekers! Love your channel though!
Andrew LaCivita (2 days ago)
They DO care Alejandro. :)
Raym Ye (3 days ago)
I would not answer a question with a question, especially this is the 1st impression. I would just go along with it and complement this question and move ahead, otherwise you put the interviewer on a defensive side. You want to provide a yoga session, smooth sailing session ! Example, your one line description is a perfect way to start answering for this question. See I complement your question.
D Davis (5 days ago)
Thank You! Helpful video.
Andrew LaCivita (2 days ago)
You're welcome D!
Carina Chang (9 days ago)
I wish i had seen this video before i went to an interview years ago. Thanks for point the "lazy" interview question out, its ring a bell.
Andrew LaCivita (8 days ago)
LOL. Carina, great to have you here and you're welcome!
PROD. BY FLUXD (10 days ago)
Once in a job interview I was asked "What would your mom say your worst trait is?" I responded "She really doesn't like it when I leave the lights on" I then laughed and they hired me on the spot. I'm pretty sure they were really just looking for someone friendly and funny that would be able to relate to the other co-workers and not any particular skills or qualifications.
Rishabh (11 days ago)
very entertaining brooo
Siti Suhaimi (13 days ago)
I hate interview, but I am desperate for a job.. I went 4 interviews this week , and it's seems not very good
Vpohkv Menawa (20 days ago)
The first two options would never work here in the South for a majority of candidates. The third one would work, but it's not necessary unless you're going into a mid-level paying job. If you have gotten an interview, then they already think you are qualified, there's nothing to prove at the hiring interview with regards to your skills. Also, most people in charge of hiring are reading off a pre-printed questionnaire. They don't know why they ask certain questions and aren't thinking about any answers on a deeper level. They just compare everyone's answers to see which ones they like best subjectively. Then, they determine which person they think would fit in the best in the group personality wise.
enter the paradise (1 month ago)
"Tell me about yourself" is probably my least favorite question. I feel that question is basically me saying the same things on my resume. Awesome video and tips!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it!
Roasting Thyme (1 month ago)
It ponders me when asked to tell about myself. They have my resume in front of them. Waste of time.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Ridiculous. Right? LOL.
Steven Michael (1 month ago)
Hey Andrew, Top video and subject. You made me laugh but gave me the confidence to answer that question in an interview. By the way can you do a video on which 2 referees to provide from previous employment? How does one answer why you left your last employer? Especially after working there for 8 months you find out the company director runs illegal & dishonest activities? A lot of the times employers should provide the references instead of the candidate! Haha
das.sawdust (1 month ago)
Me: Okay Mr. Lazy Interviewer Man... Mr. Lazy Interviewer Man: wtf, NEXT!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Apparently you don’t get my humor. 😂
iFkNxLegend (1 month ago)
Interviewer: “Tell me about yourself.” Me: “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
To me whenever they ask this question, i take this as my opportunity to sell myself to the employer, show them how different I am to other candidates and what I can bring to the table. To sum this its my moment to bullshit.
ThomasHaberkorn (1 month ago)
Very useful advise
ThomasHaberkorn (1 month ago)
+Andrew LaCivita I had the same experience once. It went quite as you outlined in your analysis. They asked me broad questions, but expected narrow answers (which I didn't provide).
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it Thomas!
George Garlick (1 month ago)
Is it weird that I automatically did this when o applied for my current job having no prior experience of any form with interviews?
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Not at all. We were channeling George! Sending you good vibes and wishing you great luck on the interviews!
Shah Ahmed (1 month ago)
Nice 👌
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it Shah!
Pablo (1 month ago)
Is there any particular part of my background you´d like me to discuss so that you can make a determination about whether or not I am a good fit for the positions you are offering I just wrote that down so I can write it down in a document and say so in my calls
Laolu Olapegba (1 month ago)
The question is an opportunity to match your background with the JD, just tell a story of how everything you have done in your career has been preparing you for this role. Show them you are an exact fit. Doesn't even matter if the story entirely true.
Erwin Ilyasov (1 month ago)
"Tell me about yourself."  silently "I'm Batman!"
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
I think that too when I'm questions like this. :)
new tron (1 month ago)
i got the highest in the exam , only me got to the final interview, i thought if i got to the final interview im sure im hired but i failed, maybe because i failed in some questions they ask about me .
Art Noll (1 month ago)
Excellent! Good God I wish you were around when I was interviewing!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
I'm here for ya now Art!
Aries Might (1 month ago)
Well my name is Hannibal Lector. Need I say more !?
Damir Uhota (1 month ago)
This is so simple but pure gold!
Danijel Turina (1 month ago)
That's exactly the kind of questions I hate, because it indicates laziness of the interviewer; it's so general, it requires literally zero effort on his part and puts the person across the desk in an awkward position of either blowing his horn and appearing arrogant, or giving an understated answer and appearing to have low self esteem, or divulging private information. My way of answering that is kinda blunt: "My past actions speak enough about what I can do, and that's the only objective thing that can be said: what I did up to this point. My subjective opinion is that I can do many things of the same kind, maybe better, maybe worse, but only time will tell. If you give me a good offer, I can do those things for you."
himagainstill (1 month ago)
In my experience, this is usually the first real question, and is there just to get you talking. I find it useful to have a short 10-second spiel you can reel off before tackling this, just to settle the initial nerves. Nothing too deep, just some basics before firing off the probing question. This also gets around the "don't question a question" hang-up that some people have.
Dennis Lubert (1 month ago)
Here is the problem with this third option and not sitting there if you have not enough idea what the job is about: more and more jobs have informationless "you work on great technologies for great customers in great teams using latest blah blah blah" and all you really have is the general idea of what the company is about. In the last month I haven't found a single job where I had enough information about what my day to day work possibly could be that I could really say from there on "that would be a great job for me". Even worse, when you talk to them, their response usually is "we can discuss that in an interview". In one interview where it came up surprisingly that they wanted to expand on stuff they were doing and were basically searching for a GUI designer I bluntly asked why they couldn't have written that in the job description and saved us a lot of time going through the whole interview when I could right away say that this wasn't something for me, they said that this is trade secrets and it wasn't that much of a waste of time for them because they were in the company anyways. Well guess what, I had to take a day off for that interview....
Mr human (1 month ago)
I hate this fucking question more than anything in the world.
Nawendu Singh (1 month ago)
your answers and guidance is great.But they scare me.If i am being interviewed by some company that i really want to work for say Google.Is it a good choice to take risks like this?
Kamalakannan A R (1 month ago)
Google just called me five hours back and I replied like this. I am not sure if they will get back to me. Lol
iFkNxLegend (1 month ago)
Nawendu Singh you’re not really taking risks you’re just asking them to clarify a broad question for you. I don’t think he actually wants you to call the interviewer lazy
OceanA (1 month ago)
I hate that question. I'd rather deal with Cal 2 questions.
Valentin Becerra (1 month ago)
My anxiety has gone away.
kresna wirdana (1 month ago)
Your channel has helped me alot. Thanks Andrew!
Duncan Emery (1 month ago)
that was pure genius
Vera Swift (1 month ago)
Sarah Libogoma (1 month ago)
Hey Andrew, seems like the algorithms went your way this time.....kudos and l'm subscribed okay.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Yay Sarah!!
ramadhanisme (1 month ago)
nice technique sir, I always having trouble to answer this stupid question. sometimes it makes me think thay they only call you to interview without a deep read into your resume and your skill
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it!
OldiesbutGoldies4578 (1 month ago)
We have become a society of prepped liars and deceivers. Whatever happened to good old spontaneous honesty and genuine conversations?
Sam Buddy (3 days ago)
The truth! 🤣😂🤣😭 this is the #1 thing that frustrates me about the job interview process. I find the whole cloak & dagger use of language and dishonest chit chat stupid. It's like talking with an assassin or spy on their own terms, where authenticity is not allowed and deceitfulness is rewarded as long as you can somewhat back it up. I legit have to lie with a straight face to stance a chance against well-versed liars. And after I get the job I know there's at least 1 witch in the workplace who loves playing mind games because the interviewers made them feel at home and they aced the interview 100%
Bur May (1 month ago)
OldiesbutGoldies4578 they are in hell .really where are we going thats what im wonder alot people become zombies for money and shallow .companies filled with liars and cheaters .
metamorphicorder (1 month ago)
I filled out an application once for a blue collar job taking care of aquariums and installing koi ponds. The application asked not a single question about the relevant topics. It asked logic puzzles and personality questions. One of them was what is your most embarassing moment? I responded, its embarassing, why would i write this down on a paper for a bunch of strangers from which i want something? No. I didnt get the job. But no one else did for 3 years either. Perfect example of someone who does not know how to choose candidates.
metamorphicorder (1 month ago)
Just tell them you are a bit autistic and need a less generalized question. You just got the job. You're welcome.
Love Story (1 month ago)
2:08 are this for real man. I'm confuse. Should I use that answer.
Tom Niemiller (1 month ago)
Tell them who you are in a way that is relevant to the job. Be a person they want to work with. Giving them more work by asking them a question is not good. Do the work for them. Prepare.
Dalimil Novotný (1 month ago)
4:50 I really expected you to continue with "body once told me, the world is gonna roll me" LOL
Hank Henshaw (1 month ago)
When you're done having me bend over backwards to kiss your ass when do I start what are the tasks that we need to do.
Ben Pon (1 month ago)
"My name is Ben, I'm 35, I love dogs, long walk on beaches with them, and a Scorpio. Looking for a complimentary female 32-35." Break the ice with humor. Then ask them "would you like to elaborate on what you want to know about me?" With a smile.
Stephen B (1 month ago)
I mean if they get HR involved are you technically hired .
His humble servant (1 month ago)
Sexual harassment, that's what a liberal npc will say.
Kelly Penrod (1 month ago)
My answer to that is, here is your job description, And I am applying for that position because I know how to do it. Now do you have that position open or not? If so , tell me what you want done, I require ( x dollars per hour), If we agree on wages, show me where I'm to work, get out of my way and lets get started!
HomeBizNetworks.com (2 months ago)
I do tech support and job descriptions are a joke in my industry . many companies hate that they have to pay tech employees and many human resource employees have no clue what a keyboard is so its quite amusing for tech employees during interviews .. I look at job interviews as a selling point, i try to get the interviewer talking more then me, and i try to figure out what they are looking for and base my response from that. you need to get good at reading people. im also kinda secure in my skills so i try to display a level of confidence and assurance. and im just honest and up front. oh and never talk about side hustles and side projects..
Jayne Tripplett (2 months ago)
Wow!! Yoy are fabulous!!!
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
You are fabulous for saying so Jayne!
Mrfairchap (2 months ago)
Yes, I always thought that this was an utterly stupid question. Why the fuck do you want to know that I have two kids and like to go sailing in my spare time? It has absolutely NOTHING to do with my ability to do your job. Stick to the point!
FolkUsTV (2 months ago)
Thank you I'll incorporate your new techniques, im confident it will get me noticed instead of all the rejections
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Good luck. My fingers are crossed for you!
Shak Lockett (3 months ago)
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
You’re too kind.
Michael Caprio (3 months ago)
I would never answer a question by asking Mr. Magoo a question about tell me about your self. Like Andrew said tell them how good of a fit you are for what they are looking for.
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Nice. :)
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Andrew LaCivita OK! THANKS!
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
check my channel for videos on those!
Jared Kasanofsky (3 months ago)
Do you have a video to help making an well thought out elevator pitch and helping with answering strength and weakness, And what’s makes you unique.
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
I sure do Jared. See my elevator pitch videos. There is a video title describe yourself in one sentence and it walks you through how to put that pitch together. Just head to the search bar and type elevator pitch. You can also type weakness for that video too.
Davida D (4 months ago)
Thanks, Andy! Great refresher for my interviews this week! BTW, I love the nicknames you've assigned to the interviewer and the job candidate in this video! ;-)
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Yes. I try to be accurate. Lol.
I think answering the question like this just shows you are a trouble maker ....lol
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Stir it up Skinny! Go get em!
P G (4 months ago)
Thanks a lot ... the video was informative. A quick question ... What if the HR/Manager asks "have you been interviewing for any other positions( in other companies) ? or Do you have any other offers in your hand ?" or something in these lines
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Always tell them the truth. It work. Just be polite and not aggressive about it. You’re simply Shari your current situation and where things are.
CHRISTINA DTS (4 months ago)
Oh, I had the opportunity to a free entrance interviews event. There were not any job descriptions, other than educational requirements. I managed to have an appointment with the HR of a company that I really love to work with. It was a great interview, but if only I had this tip, I could get myself some extra points. Thank you for this video, I'd love to watch more from your channel. I appreciate this!
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Thank YOU Christina!
Fantabulous Simmy (4 months ago)
This just gave me the insight I spent 12 pain staking hours looking for 6 hours after I needed it😍🤯😍
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Glad you found me!!!
Mohamed Bhorat (4 months ago)
Great video Andrew, I recently came across some of your videos all very informative. Thanks keep doing what you're doing man.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome Mohamed!
Jeffrey Smith (4 months ago)
Once, I had an interviewer say to me, "What is one special trait you have that you feel would bring value to this company?" I said, "I'll do something that most people won't do. I'll show up everyday." He leaned forward, pointed right at me and said, "That's a BIG one. How soon can you start?"
bxxj (3 days ago)
I'm a nurse, in my profession that is a critical trait. Far too many nurses call in because they forgot to do their laundry or their dog isn't feeling well. If a nurse doesn't show or Is late the off going nurse can't leave. I make it a point to let them know that I show up for work and if I dont, I have NEVER given less than 4 hours notice. I ALWAYS see a favorable look from the interviewer because odds are they are the one who works when someone doesn't show.
Paulo Gutierrez (9 days ago)
Im totally going to steal that one XD
Vsx 1 (1 month ago)
At my current job, actually coming to work is almost as valuable as a skill set. There are so many of the workers who take time off, they rarely have a full crew on a given day. The attendance policy is quite complicated so that taking time off can be quite a burden because the workers have found ways to not be at work.
Thats so stupid (not you but the recruting process). Silly and useless questions
Stephen B (1 month ago)
All 365 days of the year for the same salary as someone working 5days a week? Now that's impressive.
rhandi tyson (5 months ago)
Very good information. Thank you so much. I’m subscribing to your channel just based on this video.
Andrew LaCivita (5 months ago)
Great to hear it Rhandi!!
Jailene Rosario (5 months ago)
What if u don’t have much experience?
Akash Bisht (5 months ago)
your eyesballs are black !
Andrew LaCivita (5 months ago)
Lol. It’s the lights!
Terry Scroggs (5 months ago)
Being a single guy, I feel the same way about this question when a girl asks it when talking for the first time.. Feels like a lame job interview question, and it kills my interest in her that fast lol.
Bronze (5 months ago)
You said Lazy repeatedly when describing improper interviewing. Isn't the employer always right? If he is lazy, how can I work for him/her?
Andrew LaCivita (5 months ago)
Sadly, the employer is rarely right.
Naomi Cox (5 months ago)
My experience is to just be yourself. If you cannot be yourself, they won't trust you.
Cassandre Josama (1 month ago)
U the one who's kind of goofy and weird at times always astonished #lovetoreadcomments# sorry🙄
rattrap 88 (5 months ago)
"Well I like to quote a lot of bible verses, then swear like a sailor, and then sniff my fingers and hands......"...... "And if I don't get the job, then I become very violent".
AKPoetry67 (6 months ago)
Awesome tips Andy, thanks! :)
Andrew LaCivita (6 months ago)
You are so welcome AK!
Dear lord i hope i remember all of this when i get a job interview. I see I’m going to binge watch your videos and taking notes!😭 you’re honestly a life saver!!!
Andrew LaCivita (6 months ago)
You will! Good luck!
Juvime Dala (6 months ago)
Hopefully my 4th time attempt to apply in a call center
DavidKFZ (5 months ago)
Juvime Dala 4th time? I have already applied for 4 jobs today. Apply for 400 my friend! Using Andrew's advice, you'll certainly net yourself a job
Andrew LaCivita (6 months ago)
Good luck. Sending good vibes!
Hernan Perez (6 months ago)
I will just play safe and do exactly what you said at 4:30. U the man, greatly appreciate of your content!
Andrew LaCivita (6 months ago)
Go get 'em Hernan!
rolla (7 months ago)
I don't want to play someone else during the interview in order to impress the recruiter. This is not a theatre scene God damn it. I am what i am, the school i went, the experiences i have, the things i did so far, the certificates i have. That's it. No more games!
StirCrazy (1 month ago)
Good luck
Andrew LaCivita (7 months ago)
Be YOU! Just share with them what they need to know about YOU.
TAHA KHAN (7 months ago)
Dear how to tackle questions of strength and weaknesses in job interview,kindly elaborate
Andrew LaCivita (7 months ago)
Ask and you shall...https://youtu.be/WSRC-rGrHF8
babita wats (7 months ago)
Thanks, wonderful way to respond to the questions. This is what I was looking for.
Andrew LaCivita (7 months ago)
You're welcome Babita!
SuperLivelife2010 (8 months ago)
Hello Andrew! Thank you for this great video on how to answer this dreaded question lol. I've subscribed to your channel and look forward to using your tips. If my background isn't very lengthy, how should I approach this question if asked?
Andrew LaCivita (8 months ago)
Super! I'd address the question the very same way. There might not be ask much of your professional experience to go through, but I'd still make sure they want you to map it to the job description.
David John (8 months ago)
Thank you very much Andrew...
Andrew LaCivita (8 months ago)
You're welcome David!
Noah Stevan (8 months ago)
Its true there is a lot of Mr/Mrs. Lazy Interviewer they went autopilot and just do it by the book. not creative, no new approach, no improvement what so ever.
Ofc. Dunkin J. Donut (8 months ago)
Very good advice... 🍩
Andrew LaCivita (8 months ago)
You're welcome!
simmi sharma (9 months ago)
Is there anyone who really asked this question to interviewer? What was the response? Please share your experience regarding this question. I have an interview scheduled in couple of days so your advise and experience really does matter.
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
I'll leave this to the others...
simmi sharma (9 months ago)
Hi Andrew! i just explored about your channel and i love it!! Subscribed.
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
Love it Simmi!
Effen Truth (9 months ago)
Is the "Tell me about yourself" question the same as "What makes you unique"?
Effen Truth (9 months ago)
How about, "Tell me about your unique self"?
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
Effen! LOL. There is some overlap, but they are different.
Shakalaka Bombastic (9 months ago)
Andy, I wonder if u can speak to a unique situation that happened to me. I hate this dreadful question specifically Bc of a particular experience I once had. In one particular banking interview when answering the question and briefly describing my skills and work history I was immediately interrupted by the interviewer and told. “Listen to the question. Tell me alittle bit about yourself”. They then proceeded to say “I asked for to tell me about YOU not your Work history. Talk about feeing like an idiot.
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
S. There is no need to feel like an idiot. You did what 100% of the people do. Not 99. 100. That interviewer was the idiot trying to get cute and throwing you off. I suggest absolutely erasing that experience from your mind. Next time you’re in an interview assume that interviewer is a normal human being. Lol.
Larissa Sants (9 months ago)
Thank you Andrew... Really Help me. Congrats from Brasil.
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
Love to hear it Larissa. You’re soooo welcome!!!
Lic. Esme (9 months ago)
This is pure gold...I am not from USA so, job hunting here is a nightmare to me...thank you!
Andrew LaCivita (9 months ago)
You're welcome!
Senthil Ramasamy (10 months ago)
Great 3 options for the question. I am really going to try it out.
Andrew LaCivita (10 months ago)
Love to hear it Senthil!
jagadish rao (10 months ago)
Please, can you make a video for freshers too. We need your tips to develop the skills and to crack a job.Actually, I completed my graduation in 2017, but with my poor communication skills I always rejected in HR round.So, Please do the needful.
nicole turner (10 months ago)
This video is good
Andrew LaCivita (10 months ago)
Thanks Nicole!
nicole turner (10 months ago)
Mr. Lazy man lol Andy is have me up here laughing at him
Andrew LaCivita (10 months ago)
Cody March (10 months ago)
This is an ice breaker question. If you have questions ask them at the end. Taking control of the interview in the beginning is questionable.
Andrew LaCivita (10 months ago)
Hey Cody, there is a difference between a question for them and a clarification for YOU. This is the latter. If you head down a path without a map, you'll get lost and I don't want that for you!
Office Marion (10 months ago)
I went for the second interview, and they asked this question, but threw in a curveball which I was unprepared for: "And we are not interested in role related description, but we want to know about your personality." That threw me off completely and I had no idea how to answer and blabbered and think I completely messed up my opportunity. They made the job description so extremely broad that I did not know how to articulate how to relate my personality without a scenario.
Anthony Cicero (10 months ago)
Also very nice and happy I like work with people answers thankyou 2 thumbs up for your videos websites give a high five so much
Anthony Cicero (10 months ago)
Pass is the best one ticket to work program excellent videos websites 2 thumbs up thankyou so much give a high five excellent answers
Anthony Cicero (10 months ago)
Andrew LaCivita (10 months ago)
Thanks again Anthony!
Brittany Braden (11 months ago)
OMG I love you so much you helped my papa and grandma
Mark Clark (11 months ago)
Tell me about yourself... Me- I'm FABULOUS! !! lol
Andrew LaCivita (11 months ago)
I'm sure you are!
Dorene Bonafilia (11 months ago)
But it is never the job description especially for those who are excited by doing more than the job description to keep the job lively.
Brian Dietrich (11 months ago)
Mr. Lazy man!!!
Andrew LaCivita (11 months ago)
Lorna Loretto (11 months ago)
Andrew thank you for your help. I will have my first interview and just you gave me the best tips. Good to help people.
Andrew LaCivita (11 months ago)
You're welcome Lorna!
Amaw Kow (11 months ago)
funny haha. tomo is my job fair. I want to adapt this tips

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