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Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 8:44pm On Sep 26, 2014
Please I will be glad if I get the opinion of a human resource personnel here. I went for a job interview today and after passing the written test, I couldn't scale through the oral test. While preparing for the interview, I browsed possible questions that I might be asked and on the question "may we meet you", I read that I should just give a brief introduction (not more than 3 sentences) about myself and the qualities I possess that can likely get the job done. According to the material, the interviewer will then, proceed from there by asking questions on how I could utilize those qualities in doing the job. Lo and behold, same question was asked and when I gave what I thought was a good introduction, the interviewer was like " huh? Is that all?". Mehn! At that point, I lost guard and the rest is now history. Please, can somebody educate me on how best to answer that question so that I would do better in my next interview. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Lero15(m): 8:53pm On Sep 26, 2014
Your name, age, state of origin, sec skl, higher institutn wit dates, nysc, job experiences, family background (if specifically asked), and hobbies.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 9:07pm On Sep 26, 2014
Lero15: Your name, age, state of origin, sec skl, higher institutn wit dates, nysc, job experiences, family background (if specifically asked), and hobbies.
Thanks bro.
Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Lero15(m): 9:12pm On Sep 26, 2014
donpeey22: Thanks bro.
anytime...

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Marvin67: 9:21pm On Sep 26, 2014
Lero15: Your name, age, state of origin, sec skl, higher institutn wit dates, nysc, job experiences, family background (if specifically asked), and hobbies.
. Those are the things everyone would say, if u say those, you wouldn't captivate the employer, cos he hears those same things from almost every applicant. The question "can we meet u?" means in other words, "sell urself to us" the best way to answer it, is to tell the interview all the above mentioned detalis, and quickly add the qualities you possess that u feel would make u excel on the job.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 9:22pm On Sep 26, 2014
donpeey22: Please I will be glad if I get the opinion of a human resource personnel here. I went for a job interview today and after passing the written test, I couldn't scale through the oral test. While preparing for the interview, I browsed possible questions that I might be asked and on the question "may we meet you", I read that I should just give a brief introduction (not more than 3 sentences) about myself and the qualities I possess that can likely get the job done. According to the material, the interviewer will then, proceed from there by asking questions on how I could utilize those qualities in doing the job. Lo and behold, same question was asked and when I gave what I thought was a good introduction, the interviewer was like " huh? Is that all?". Mehn! At that point, I lost guard and the rest is now history. Please, can somebody educate me on how best to answer that question so that I would do better in my next interview. Thanks in advance.
All you need to answer is : my name is ....i made 2:1 in ....from UNN in year....at this point add any training, certification, professional membership weather acquired or still in view, seminars and workshops attended
i have worked with....where i performed....roles from this year to this year. Thank you!

of what benefit is your family background to them in relation to the job? therefore, it is absolutely not necessary

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 9:26pm On Sep 26, 2014
DeConsult: All you need to answer is : my name is ....i made 2:1 in ....from UNN in year....at this point add any training, certification, professional membership weather acquired or still in view, seminars and workshops attended
i have worked with....where i performed....roles from this year to this year. Thank you!

of what benefit is your family background to them in relation to the job? therefore, it is absolutely not necessary
Thank you sir!

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Lero15(m): 9:38pm On Sep 26, 2014
Marvin67: . Those are the things everyone would say, if u say those, you wouldn't captivate the employer, cos he hears those same things from almost every applicant. The question "can we meet u?" means in other words, "sell urself to us" the best way to answer it, is to tell the interview all the above mentioned detalis, and quickly add the qualities you possess that u feel would make u excel on the job.
I forgot that. But most times, that's a "why should we hire you" answer. It is good to put it at that point but don't make it long, cos you wld still be asked that...so it won't just be a repetition. I believe each skill/quality should also go along with every detail mentioned. Eg. I studied XX in XY where I finished with a 1st class, I also was d president of my dept association, I served in XX state where I did this and that...etc. But don't sound boastful, be subtle.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Lero15(m): 9:42pm On Sep 26, 2014
DeConsult: All you need to answer is : my name is ....i made 2:1 in ....from UNN in year....at this point add any training, certification, professional membership weather acquired or still in view, seminars and workshops attended
i have worked with....where i performed....roles from this year to this year. Thank you!

of what benefit is your family background to them in relation to the job? therefore, it is absolutely not necessary
bro, I said "if specifically asked"
I did an interview lately and I was asked that, ok?

@ALL: most times, it depends on the mood of the interviewer, some want details & some are in a rush...so when you are answering them, maintain a good eye contact and observe their countenance. When you are through, they might even ask for more. In my case, I was asked about family background after all my details. So if you are not asked specifically about family background, don't bother.
Expect any form of question & don't feel unsettled. So, it's all about the interviewer's mood. They are not always the same and do not expect what worked for interviewer A to work for interviewer B all the time.
Good morning.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Solodegreat24(m): 9:57pm On Sep 26, 2014
Its simply the summary of ur CV. Briefly emphasize ur experience and stylishly chip in ur areas of achievement.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 10:32pm On Sep 26, 2014
donpeey22: Thanks in advance.
You were nervious and allowed yourself to be caught off guard .... Interview is like a battle which should be humbly and respectfully fought ...... The best way to win is to win the interviewers !!

Since you were asked ''is that all'' ...
Just tell her ''ohh, thatz all for now'' or humbly add few more .... It is normal to goof But how you correct your errors is the most important !!! .... Be bold and confident !!

''may we meet you'' ....

E.g I'm Donroxy, a graduate of Biology from the prestigious University of Zaria and an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Biologist.... I hail from Abuja Municipal Area Council in Federal capital territory and My primary and secondary education was had in Gudu nur/pry sch and wuse II grammar school respectively in FCT .... I just concluded my NYSC in Sambisa Forest and I'm looking forward to begin my career with this prestigious organisation , Nairaland Nigerian Ltd , Thank you !!

All those thing will be rambled within 30seconds ....be brief and tis better for them to ask u 4 more than you keep talking !!

If they ask 4 more ..... Tell them more :

Mention your skills and experiences and relate them with how beneficial it is to ''NNL'' (nairaland Nig Ltd) then shut up !

If they ask for more :

Mention your strength and weaknesses ( then shut up ) :

they are all about you .....

Don't talk more than a minute or two when answering questions , make it interactive like a conversation with elderly friendly person , you don't wanna steal the whole show nor spoil the show through your responses !!

IMHO !!

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by ednut1(m): 10:40pm On Sep 26, 2014
nice tips bro. i remember goin for an interview and i crammed jarus tips. na so dem fire me first question. tell us sometime about u not in ur cv. i lost guard sharply

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by MissIndependent(f): 10:43pm On Sep 26, 2014
ednut1: nice tips bro. i remember goin for an interview and i crammed jarus tips. na so dem fire me first question. tell us sometime about u not in ur cv. i lost guard sharply
Loolll...

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 10:54pm On Sep 26, 2014
ednut1: nice tips bro. i remember goin for an interview and i crammed jarus tips. na so dem fire me first question. tell us sometime about u not in ur cv. i lost guard sharply
Thatz what happened to the Op !! He crammed internet interview questions and already determined to answer ''may we meet you'' in few lines .... So when he was asked to go more further ...

Zhit , petrol finish 4 ihm tank and that was it !!

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Jarus(m): 11:33pm On Sep 26, 2014
ednut1: nice tips bro. i remember goin for an interview and i crammed jarus tips. na so dem fire me first question. tell us sometime about u not in ur cv. i lost guard sharply

Because Jarus never told you to be mechanical.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 4:42am On Sep 27, 2014
Well, thank you all for your insightful contributions. Before reading that piece of information online, I knew I was supposed to answer that question by giving a summary of my CV. But atimes we make mistakes while trying to be too meticulous. Anyway, that's by gone. I know I would do better next time. sad

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by ednut1(m): 5:30am On Sep 27, 2014
Jarus:

Because Jarus never told you to be mechanical.
am sorry sir grin. but i still cram ur tips because it works 95%

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Babyboy1986(m): 5:54am On Sep 27, 2014
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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Adyrin(m): 5:55am On Sep 27, 2014
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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Adyrin(m): 5:59am On Sep 27, 2014
Sambisa abi cool cool cool

donroxy: You were nervious and allowed yourself to be caught off guard .... Interview is like a battle which should be humbly and respectfully fought ...... The best way to win is to win the interviewers !!

Since you were asked ''is that all'' ...
Just tell her ''ohh, thatz all for now'' or humbly add few more .... It is normal to goof But how you correct your errors is the most important !!! .... Be bold and confident !!

''may we meet you'' ....

E.g I'm Donroxy, a graduate of Biology from the prestigious University of Zaria and an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Biologist.... I hail from Abuja Municipal Area Council in Federal capital territory and My primary and secondary education was had in Gudu nur/pry sch and wuse II grammar school respectively in FCT .... I just concluded my NYSC in Sambisa Forest and I'm looking forward to begin my career with this prestigious organisation , Nairaland Nigerian Ltd , Thank you !!

All those thing will be rambled within 30seconds ....be brief and tis better for them to ask u 4 more than you keep talking !!

If they ask 4 more ..... Tell them more :

Mention your skills and experiences and relate them with how beneficial it is to ''NNL'' (nairaland Nig Ltd) then shut up !

If they ask for more :

Mention your strength and weaknesses ( then shut up ) :

they are all about you .....

Don't talk more than a minute or two when answering questions , make it interactive like a conversation with elderly friendly person , you don't wanna steal the whole show nor spoil the show through your responses !!

IMHO !!

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Oceemo(m): 6:02am On Sep 27, 2014
Some of ur comments are very very insightfull tanx

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by drkay(m): 6:04am On Sep 27, 2014
Brb.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by maxani: 6:06am On Sep 27, 2014
Why are interviewers lazy these days? Why would you invite someone for an interview after going through their CVs only to ask "May we meet you?".
Here's what; mention your name and qualifications that can help you on the job briefly and chip in previous job experience and hobbies that will make you outstanding on that job. Emphasis on briefly. No long story!

Here is all you need to watch: a complete guide to job and visa interviews by #frankdonga. Avoid these mistakes. You are welcome.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWuhlzVsmezr4iJ4UzLOxX3tfMIkdKPWV

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 6:09am On Sep 27, 2014
Start with your name, your state, age, what you studied, your strength, your aspirations and how you hope to contribute to the growth of any organization you work with. It is an opportunity to market yourself.

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by maxani: 6:11am On Sep 27, 2014
Let's be honest, many interviewers ask the most unflattering questions. Absolute nonsense at times. E.g, see what they asked my friend in this interview:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWuhlzVsmezr4iJ4UzLOxX3tfMIkdKPWV
Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by Nobody: 6:14am On Sep 27, 2014
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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by leonard509(m): 6:14am On Sep 27, 2014
Idk

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Re: Interview!!!how Best Can Someone Answer The Question "May We Meet You" by pabon(m): 6:16am On Sep 27, 2014
Tell me something

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