Walk me through your resume: how to nail your response to one of the most important interview questions

by Sarah Thompson

They say life’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. So when a potential employer asks you to walk them through your resume, it’s your chance to really show them who you are and what you have achieved.

But while it may sound like a nice easy opener, in many ways this is one of the most challenging questions any candidate can face. Broad and open-ended, with all the pressure to make that great first impression; this is a tough one to bring home. But with some thought and preparation it’s also your chance to really wow them.  Here are a few tips to help you take the right approach:

1. Clarify what the interviewer is looking for

They might want a general overview or they could be particularly interested in that weekend job you once had at Krispy Kreme. It’s OK to clarify exactly what the interviewer wants to hear. So you could say: “Sure, how far back do you want me to go and is there anything that’s particularly interesting to you?”

2. You don’t need to mention every job you’ve ever had

Depending on your age and background, it can be tricky to answer the question succinctly…

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