Tell me about yourself.

As I continue to apply and interview for jobs, I have repeatedly heard the question “so, tell me about yourself.”

It’s the worst.

It shouldn’t be a hard question to answer, but it stumps me every time. Why is it so hard to tell them about MYSELF?!

I don’t know for sure, but here is my theory:

I have no problem answering questions about what I am involved in and what I am doing, but can’t seem to answer questions about my being because it’s not my priority.

I have been so “busy” scheduling my days down to the hour that I have forgotten to take time for myself. I have no idea what it even means to tell people about myself because I haven’t spent time reflecting on myself.

Does what I’m involved in define me? Maybe.

But it is certainly not all that I am.

“Tell me you remember you are still a human being, not just a human doing.” – Krista Tippett

-Whitney Roberts


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