How do you answer the "tell me about yourself" interview question?

When interviewing with a potential employer, the key to answering the question “tell me about yourself” is to detail strengths and skills that directly relate to the position. Interviewees should provide details about work experience related to the position, acquired skills that pertain to the duties of the potential job, soft skills such as the ability to self-motivate, and reasons why the position is a good fit.

Interviewees should avoid referencing any personal information, such as family status, hobbies unrelated to the position and issues with transportation or money that may lead to discrimination or a negative perception of their potential job performance. Instead, interviewees should stay focused on professional qualities that show how the position is an ideal fit for them.