It was January of 1969, and The Beatles were a mess. The recording of an album tentatively titled ‘Get Back' was meant to be a ‘back to the basics' return to their roots, but personal problems between the Beatles escalated and culminated in George Harrison's walking out on the band.
“Tell me about yourself.”
The inquiry is among the most common ways to commence any introduction, whether it’s a first meeting or a first date. It’s also a common kickoff to job interviews. Far more than small talk, this question tests the job seeker’s ability to articulate his value to the hiring organization. While it might take different forms — "What is your philosophy on…" "How would others describe you?" — this question poses the same basic challenge: How will you help our business?
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