In this blog, we will explain WHY the interviewer is asking you the question, TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME! If you understand WHY the question is being asked, it empowers you to give a great answer!
As well as this we will then give you 3 example scripted answers and all you have to do is choose which one answer option you think is the strongest!
WHY is the interviewer is asking you the question, ‘TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME?’
Well, they will ask you this question for two reasons.
REASON #1. They want to decide which one candidate is going to ADD THE MOST VALUE to their team in the role. If you can give them something interesting that is not on your resume, it means you can think on your feet and show you possess unique qualities and attributes that will benefit their company!
REASON #2. They want to hear you say something that shows you are an achiever, and you are the type of person who is going to make a difference in the role. If you can give them something that shows you are hungry for success, or you have diverse talents, it means they will see a better return on their investment than the average employee!
TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME! ANSWER OPTION #1
“One thing I left out of my resume is the fact I was the go-to person in my previous role when the company wanted advice on how to promote their products and services on social media. I’m active on social media and I seem to be quite good at creating engaging posts! When my employer launched a new service I helped create the marketing campaign on Facebook which increased sales. I could do certainly do the same for your company if needed.”
TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME! ANSWER OPTION #2
“One thing I left out of my resume was the fact I volunteered to help train up new members of staff when they joined the team. I enjoy coaching and mentoring people and I created a lesson plan that new team members could follow when they started work. I was very good at this and I could literally train up new members of staff within two hours. I’d be more than happy to do the same for your company once I am established in the position.”
TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME! ANSWER OPTION #3
“One thing I left out of my resume is the fact I like to raise money for charity when I get the time. I recently ran a half marathon for a local good cause and I managed to raise $1,000 through sponsorship. I wanted to get fit so I saw it as the ideal way to raise money for a good cause at the same time. I think this shows me to be a determined person who puts the needs of others before my own.”
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