Sunday, October 25, 2020

Yourself Introduction For Job Interview

 Today we are going to talk about self-introduction the answer to that dreaded question   tell me about yourself? now to some of you thi... thumbnail 1 summary
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 Today we are going to talk about self-introduction the answer to that dreaded question

 tell me about yourself?

now to some of you this topic may seem very basic but learning to introduce yourself properly is incredibly important you might need to introduce yourself without any forewarning so you need to be prepared.

you may need to introduce yourself in your English class or in a job interview. You might need to introduce yourself at a new job or at a new hobby or leisure activity you may even need to introduce yourself at a big event or convention in front of thousands of people.

 I feel very nervous and anxious when I have to introduce myself to large groups of people and English is my first language for learners of English for my students.

This is incredibly intimidating in order to successfully introduce yourself you must have your self-introduction.

Pre-written and learnt you have to be prepared. I am going to guide you through this process at the

end of this lesson you will have a complete self introduction that is ready to use and ready for you to learn off by heart I encourage you to share your introductions in the comment section down below so that the community and I may assist you and correct you before we get started.

So let's start with the basics of a self-introduction the very first thing that you'll need to say when introducing yourself is a greeting now you can have formal greetings or you can have informal greetings. It depends where you are the situation you are in let's start with formal greetings obviously hello hello can be both formal and informal but it's fine to use it.

In a formal situation you also have good morning, good afternoon and good evening.

Make sure you pay particular attention to what time of day it is. I have said good morning in the evening and good evening in the morning before one thing to note is the use of good day in British English good day is considered very old-fashioned very very very formal.

it's not commonly used however it is very common in Australian English. They kind of shorten it down to good day, good eye and I would say that good eye. I wonder what Emma from English will think of me say good eye will she approve.  I'll ask her but good day is more informal but this again is if you're in Australia.

it's just something I've noticed people using in my comment section good day. I can see why you would use it. It appears to be a greeting that is suitable for all hours of the day. when in reality in British English. It's just a very very old fashioned saying, also note that good night is normally a sendoff an equivalent for goodbye.  You say it when you are leaving instead of when you are greeting someone if you're introducing yourself in the night time. You would say good evening.

Now let's talk about informal greetings.

It's really important for you to find one that you feel comfortable with there are lots of informal greetings like, hey, what's up, high, higher.

There's even what's good which quite an American one is honestly if I said yo and I was introducing myself in an English class or in a less formal situation.  I would feel really stupid because it doesn't suit me my particular region doesn't use yo so it feels a bit forced.

I really admire people who can just stand up and say yo what's good but it's not gonna happen for me so

make sure you pick one that you feel really comfortable saying next of course. We have your name now there are many ways of introducing your name the very basic ones like,  I'm or I am, I'm David, I am David, or if you're introducing yourself in a situation where the majority of the audience cannot see you.

For example on the telephone no one can really see you when you're speaking on the telephone you can say my name is or my names with the apostrophes the contracted form or if you're in a very large auditorium or convention center then you might want to use this.

Is this is Daivd on the telephone. I would normally say hi this is David speaking or this is David next let's talk about location where you're from and where you're living there are many variations.

Of this I'm going to start with the most basic and move on to slightly more complicated ways of describing your geographical location. Firstly we have

I'm from and then the place name I'm from Bedford, sure we also have I'm and then the nationality ejective I'm British I'm English if you are from somewhere that is quite far from the place where you're introducing yourself.

You can say I come from and then you can name that place come from implies a little bit more of a journey if you want to say where you grew up you can say. I was born and raised in place name I was born and raised in England if you were born in one place but grew up in a different place. You can say I was born in France but raised in Sweden. If you  want to say that you are from one place but are now living in another place.

There are various options you can say I grew up in I grew up in LA but now live in New York I'm originally from Edinburgh but I'm now based in London if you want to say how long you have lived in a certain place you can say I've been living in London for three years or I've spent the past few years in Paris.

Now those are the basics let's talk about some other options that you can add onto your self-introduction a very important option is your position and your company for example I work at Google in the marketing department you can say I work at or I work for you, would not say I work in and then a company name. It's at or for a company name you can also say I'm a manager at Starbucks.

 I'm a position at company again the app can also be replaced with a for if you just want to give a general idea of the field in which you work. You  can say I work in general area. I work in sales if you want to give the specific position you can say I work as a deputy manager. I work as an accountant. I work as an accountant you might also want to mention your qualifications especially if you are introducing yourself in a job interview.

If you want to say that you are close to graduation you can say I'm about to graduate. You could also say I am a subject graduate or postgraduate. I'm marketing graduate. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing or I have a BA degree in marketing or just a BA in marketing.  I'm a biology post-grad shortening it down to grad is more informal so it might be something that you do at a convention or in your English class.

If you want to talk about courses or other achievements you can say I'm currently taking a course in subject maths. Now note the preposition in versus on you can take a course in something theoretical like maths you can take a course on something practical like jewelry making or pottery you can also remove the preposition. I'm taking a pottery course if you want to say that you've finished a course is now on your CV you can say I have completed a 72 hour course in or on subject for the time scale of the course you can say the number - and then the unit of time and that together forms an objective a 72 hour subject.

Course a three-day subject course now if you want to talk about experience about your previous jobs you can say I have number years of experience in the field I have three years of experience in the neuroscience field at whichever company you don't necessarily have to say field you can say I have 10 years of sales experience or I have 10 years of experience in sales.  

You can also say I've worked in field for however long you've worked there I've worked in the accounting field for three years or I've worked in accounting for three years.

Now if you are in a more informal situation one in which you're introducing yourself to make friends and to meet people and to get to know each other better you may want to talk about your family. Now obviously there are the normal things like I have a brother I have a sister I have a mum and a dad but what if you want to give a little bit more information and also show off your language skills.

One common mistake I hear my students made is when they're trying to talk about how large or how small their family is they want to tell me how many family members there are in their family. I often hear them say we are five in our family this isn't correct in English. In English we say I'm from a family of number I'm from a family of four or we are a family of four that's a really important one for you to remember it's a mistake.



I hear very frequently if you want to talk about how many brothers or sisters you have you can say I am one of four siblings siblings doesn't specify the gender so you don't have to say two brothers one sister. You can just say siblings three I'm one of four siblings or even if you're already talking about families you can just say I'm wonderful and they'll understand you. If you have no brothers or sisters you can say I am an only child, I’m an only child.

You might want to talk about hobbies. You have all the usual phrases like,  I really like running, I really enjoy tennis, a really good phrase I think is I'm a big fan of I'm a big fan of go-karting. You can also say I am a keen and then a noun for example I'm a keen runner or I'm a keen tennis player.

 For more Watch this video form aaliya tv, 
From this video you can learn guide, Introduce yourself in an Interview for a job.


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