I showed this when I was given a new project, and I had to get it up and running from scratch.’ When your interviewer mentions his or her Alma mater, weekend plans, kids, or favourite restaurant, you have the chance to ask questions and find common ground. Give an example of how you handle it. The ultimate test will be the next time someone says, “Tell me about yourself.” selection processBy the time you reach the interviewing stage, you should be clear about what you want and what you offer to the company. But now I’m ready for a new challenge, and want to use these skills in a more customer-focused role.’ Not all interviewers are willing to provide this feedback but it’s worth a try. Don’t talk about personal information, such as marriage status, children, etc. Just humour them!