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How To Introduce Yourself To People And In Interview

Updated on October 21, 2011

Knowing how to introduce one’s self is something every one should be good at. Be it in public or in an interview one must know how to introduce him/her self. If you know well to introduce yourself it becomes easy for you to make friends and to have a good social circle.

Other’s opinions about you depend on how you introduce yourself to them. If you manage to create a good impact of your personality through a good introduction of yours, not only will you manage to have a PR with highly influential personalities, getting a job in a good company would also become easy for you.

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Remember having a good social circle is very important and you can make good friends only if you introduce yourself to them well.

Be Confident, There Is Nothing To Be Scared Of

Let’s say you go to a grand party at the house of a very rich friend of yours, there you find many people whose friendship might be useful for you, you want to start a conversation but you step back since you are too shy to approach them and you lack in confidence.

Confidence is a very important factor. Be confident in your manner of walking and speaking. It is very important for one to be confident about himself and his personality.

Don’t be scared, the other person wont harm you try approaching the person by walking towards him/her confidently. Try speaking with confidence; this would immediately create a strong image of yours in the eyes of the other person.

Greeting Should Be Friendly Yet Polite

It is really important to greet the other person cordially. On approaching the person give him a smile and start the conversation with a friendly “hello” or a “hi”. Apart from having a friendly manner try to be polite at the same time, remember you are to start a conversation with a stranger, not a lifelong friend.

A Brief Introduction Of Your Name And Profession

Following a “hi” tell the other person about your name and briefly about your profession. Like: “Hello, my name is jenny and I am a professional dancer.”  Also inquire the other person about him/herself. Like: “Hello, I am jenny, a professional dancer; may I know your name?”

First Impressions Are Very Important!

“First impression is the last impression.” We all are aware of this famous saying by the wise old men now aren’t we? This is something that was taught to us when we were kids along with many other good things. With the passage of time I have realized how correct these wise old men were on saying so.

First impressions are very important while introducing your self to someone, particularly while introducing your self in an interview. 

Try to be confident and polite. Remember, there is a fine line between confidence and over confidence, similarly there is a very small line between being friendly and over friendly; never cross that line. You should present yourself as a confident, modest, friendly and an intellectual person to the other.

Be A Good Listener

Being a good listener is equally important as being a good speaker, along with telling about yourself and your interest you should also give the other a chance to speak.

Start A Conversation

Start your conversation by talking about a common matter. A conversation starter can be anything, from today’s weather to today’s politics. Try to find a common topic of interest and start the conversation likely. For example if jenny, the professional dancer, finds out that the other person too has an interest in dancing, there conversation starter would be dance.

Once you have had a brief conversation with a person, try to keep in contact with the person if you find him beneficial for you, one way or the other.

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How To Introduce Your Self In A Job Interview?

In order to present your self in front of an interviewer during a job or any other interview following things should be kept in mind:

  • Be confident.
  • Be polite
  • Should have Good manners
  • Have knowledge about the topic of interview

Introduction of your self in an interview is much formal and professional.

It is very different from introducing yourself to public and to others it requires a greater confidence and a lot of politeness.

Always remember to listen to the questions of the interviewer carefully and answer as intellectually and confidently as possible.

Always come prepared for a job interview and during the interview keep all your senses open, observing keenly the interviewer.

As said earlier, first impressions are very important and always give a good impression of yourself to the interviewer.  

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      Sunil 5 years ago

      preeety nicee

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      manoj kumar pardhi 5 years ago

      very best for introdusing the yourself

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      Sanjay Chaddha 5 years ago

      It's very useful thing for life as well as interview.


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      Sara 5 years ago

      Hello Friend ? i have one of work interview and i would your helpe.Please do not hesitate to offer me helpe.

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      muhammad Abdullah saddique 5 years ago

      it is good good tips to express yourself...

      having good things which we should follow in our daily life style...

      we must remamer the way how to talk with others...

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      Manoj Khamankar 5 years ago

      it is good good tips to express yourself...

      having good things which we should follow in our daily life style...

      we must remamer the way how to talk with others...

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      ishor bista, kathmandu NEPAL 5 years ago

      crucial tips 4 me too. I really appreciate

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      MackieLou Digna Sapphire 5 years ago

      thanks...8 helped me for my assignment to share some tips on how to introduce yourself and getting with strangers...eye-lie-kit---

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      JEELAN BASHA 6 years ago

      Thanks to inform about by searching google. I means this also one of logic.

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      swetha maroju 6 years ago

      by watching this video i clearly understood how to face an inteview

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      joycee 6 years ago

      this was really helpful to everyone of us whos looking and pursuing our career.. thanks..

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      khusboo 6 years ago

      Dats great i hv improVe myself by dats thankss..

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      binita swarnakar 6 years ago

      de above thing is very helpful for me thxslot

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      tom cooper 6 years ago

      its simply awesome iam impressed with the things above as we can learn a lot from this thank you