Tips For Your Professional Self Introduction

Self introduction plays an important role in a job interview. It will set the tone for the rest of the interview. It also has a significant impact on setting a first impression on your interviewer. So you need to be very careful while introducing yourself in a job interview. The most common question when you attend the interview is to introduce yourself. You may also hear various alternatives to self introduction for a job interview, like “I’d like to hear about you”, ”How would you describe yourself”, “Walk me through your resume”, etc. Whatever the question it may be about self introduction, answering this question confidently and impressively will increase your chances of landing your job. In this blog, we have explained in detail about how to introduce yourself in the interview with examples. Then What are you waiting for? Without an ado, read this blog.


The main intention of the interviewer through this question is to check your experience and relevant skills and identify whether you are a good fit for that particular role or not. They also check your level of confidence and communication skills through this question. So a good introduction will establish a positive opinion of you, while a poor introduction will give a negative first impression which can also harm your chances of clearing your interview. To help you give a good self introduction, we have come up with some tips. Use these tips and rock your self introduction for interview.

  • First, make a note of what you want to tell in the Self introduction
  • Research about the company you are attending the interview for
  • Practice how you wanted to convey that information what you have noted down
  • Be prepared for the follow-up questions

How to introduce yourself in a job interview?

Following are the topics to be included in your self introduction:

  • Start the answer by introducing your name and a brief educational background
  • Highlight all your relevant experience and skills that are suitable for the role you are applying for
  • Mention your achievements and accomplishments that describe your skills and performance in your team
  • Share your career objectives and goals and how this job fits your goals
  • Express your interest and enthusiasm for that company

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How to introduce yourself if you are a fresher?

  • Begin your introduction by greeting the interviewer.
  • Share your educational qualifications
  • As you are a fresher, you may not have work experience. So you can highlight the relevant projects or internships you have done. Mention what you have learned from it and how those skills are relevant to the job you are applying for.
  • Then highlight your strengths and skills that fit the job
  • Then conclude your self-introduction topic by expressing your enthusiasm for that job and your willingness to learn and grow.

Example 1:

Good morning/afternoon/evening. It’s great to be here. I am Amani, and I recently graduated from ABC University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. During my last semester, I got an opportunity to work as an intern at Verus Solutions, where I got a chance to learn web development skills like HTML, CSS, SQL, and the Basics of Python. I have even developed strong problem solving skills. I am very excited about this job opportunity at this company and am willing to develop more skills and grow in this field as an expert software developer.

Example 2:

Hello, This is Pallavi. I have recently graduated from KLU with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. During my education, I have participated in extracurricular activities like volunteering with non-profit organizations to gain practical knowledge on Accounts. Now I am looking for opportunities to start my career in the accounting field and grow in my career as a professional.

How to introduce yourself if you are an experienced professional?

  • Begin your self-introduction by greeting the interviewer.
  • As you are an experienced professional, share your name and professional background, like your current job title and relevant work experience.
  • Highlight your major accomplishments and achievements in your present and previous roles.
  • Mention your skills and expertise. As an experienced professional, you may have various skills that make you a more valuable asset to the company. You can explain how these skills can be applied to the job you are applying for.
  • Then conclude your self-introduction topic by expressing your enthusiasm for that job and your interest in that company.

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Example 1:

Good morning/afternoon/evening. Thank you for inviting me to this job interview. I am John, and I am currently working as a Software Engineer with 5 years of experience in developing web applications. In my previous job role, I led a team of developers to build a web application that increased the revenue of the company by 20%. I was also awarded two best employee awards during the last two quarters. I have developed my skills in various programming languages and backend technologies like Java, PHP, Python, Git, Javascript, etc. I am excited about this opportunity to work with this company and to use my skills and expertise to contribute to the success of the team.

Example 2:

Hello, This is Roja. I have been working in the marketing industry for the past eight years. During my career, I have gained good experience in developing and executing successful marketing campaigns across different channels. I have even implemented successful digital marketing strategies for SEO, SEM, and SMM. I am interested in staying updated with the latest trends and always try to improve the performance of my campaigns. Now I would like to use my experience and skills to your team and contribute to the company’s success.

Things to avoid during your self-introduction

  • Do not narrate the content written in your resume and cover letter
  • Do not ask the questions like “What do you want to know” These questions will show that you are not prepared
  • Do not go in deep narrating your personal stories.
  • Do not consume much time for self-introduction.
  • Do not forget to maintain decent body language. Act professionally by maintaining eye contact with the interviewer.
  • Avoid making negative comments about your previous employer or colleagues.

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In this blog, we have clearly explained to you how to introduce yourself in a job interview with examples and also shared you the tips to self introduction and the things to avoid during your self introduction. We hope you found this information helpful; stay tuned for more such blogs!

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