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