I got the job! No, tell me about yourself question but a strengths/weaknesses question for which I used the great suggestions by redskyatnight and turkeydino. Interview was at four and I was called 20 minutes ago and offered the job, rock on!
"Tell me about yourself" is a question that I think interviewers often as to get you relax. I'd suggest preparing what are going to say - doesn't have to be very long, then you won't feel so stressed about it.
In terms of weaknesses, it's always good to judge from the interview a quality that the interviewer has or is likely to value. For a PA job you might say that you tend to be too perfectionist - but you are aware of this so make sure it never affects your ability to meet deadlines.
Haven't had a out-of-home job for some time and have an interview today for a job I really want. It's nothing grand, just a PA at a surveyors office but the job sounds interesting, the hours are perfect and I really want it!
Am shockingly nervous about the interview and been scouring internet for tips on technique, wondered if anyone has any good advice/tips. Must be honest, the questions I absolutely dread in interviews are what are your strengths/weaknesses and tell us about yourself. For some reason I fuck those questions up. <super employable emoticon.