“Tell me about yourself.”
This is one of my least favorite questions in an interview because I never know what to say. (Update: Apparently, it’s supposed to be an elevator pitch for your job, and not a chance for you to tell a recruiter you bake on the weekends.) I think this is hard to answer because our lives are in a constant state of flux. I also think we all have a story, so here’s mine:
I was born and raised in Texas. Yes, I drink sweet tea. Yes, HEB is the greatest grocery store on earth. And yes, I also went to a Texas school. I’m a proud TexasEx from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Advertising. Hook ’em!
Professionally, you can find me writing content or copywriting — unsure of the difference…something about traditional versus digital but it’s essentially the same. The industries I have written about range from local health care and automotive services to nationally-recognized brands and corporate bullshi–. So, I can write about how to change a tire and educate you about superfoods (although, the latter is more of a hobby).
Personally, I enjoy listening to music, simple food and supporting our National Parks when I can. I love watching The Great British Baking Show, which motivates me to bake pretty often (please bring back Mary Berry). I’m a believer in the statement “knowledge is power” and that we are all made to be awesome. Regularly, you can find me making coffee in the morning…you might find me eating, cooking or drinking whatever fits my meal (i.e. craft beer, wine and the occasional cocktail).
If you have a question, tweet me!
Work hard. Be kind and amazing things will happen.
– Conan O’Brien (Dartmouth Commencement Address)