How to Answer the Question, “Who Am I?”


One of the best ways to impress an interviewer is to come up with a genuinely clever and engaging answer. This is especially true if your prospective boss asks you for the big one in front of a room full of seasoned pros. Fortunately, you can do just that with the right amount of practice and a little sage advice from your favorite HR guru.

First, let’s take a look at the question in hand: “Who am I?” It’s an open ended question that could be answered with anything from a resume to a whirlwind tour of your life to date. That being said, you may have a difficult time answering it without feeling self-conscious or letting the ego get in the way.

The best way to answer this question is to find out as much about yourself as possible and then hone your skills by reading, watching, learning and taking advantage of all the resources you can get your hands on. This can include attending career fairs, networking events, workshops and online learning opportunities.

Using these resources, you can then craft the perfect answer to their query that not only tells your potential employer that you are the best in your field but also makes you stand out from the rest. The next step is to rehearse your answer out loud, so you can feel more comfortable about your chances of a successful and gratifying interview.