Tell me about yourself vs walk me through you resume

These questions essentially have the same answers (emphasizing how interest in finance developed, why u chose your university, majors, relevant experiences, etc). If you are asked both the questions in an interview, how are you supposed to approach the questions? Should you go in more detail with your experiences if you have been asked tell me about yourself?

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  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
May 15, 2022 - 3:36pm

Different phrasing of the same question, you won't get asked both

May 15, 2022 - 11:08pm
PaleNimbusWhite, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The way I think about this, most often interviewers will ask you either of these questions at the beginning of the interview. The point of both these questions is 1) just for the interviewer to get a refresher on you (perhaps their mind is somewhere else bc they were busy in meetings or whatever), and more importantly 2) a warm-up for you to get comfortable in the interview setting and releasing some of those initial nerves. Both these questions are pretty much identical, and the interviewer will typically ask follow up questions based on your answer to this (eg, you mention an internship you did, and the interviewer will ask more questions about that experience). So really it's an opportunity for you to take the interview in the direction that you feel highlights your best qualities and experiences.

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May 16, 2022 - 9:30pm
AngelOfMusic, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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