I used this website as reference when I first applied for a job. They have tips that are very applicable to anyone and can easily be remembered.
A good format to use is as follows:
- Introduce yourself
- Tell what your current status is (i.e. last job title or student status)
- Describe what you do at work (or school)
- Describe one or two things you've accomplished or excel at that directly relate to the position
- Mention why you decided to apply for this position
few sentences, and around 30 seconds, should be enough to give your
interviewer a positive idea of who you are and what you've done, as well
as put your application in a good context. The following examples
demonstrate this format: Example 1:
name is Jamie Johnson (1), and I'm a senior at Washington High School
(2) where I'm preparing to go to college for psychology (3). I'm good at
public speaking, and I've been a group leader on several school
projects (4). I want to get closer to the subject of psychology, so I
think being the receptionist in a doctor's office would be a good step
for me (5).Example 2:
I'm Kurt Smith (1), and I've been a hardware store manager for seven
years (2). I'm especially skilled with electrical hardware (3), and I
was previously the supervisor for the store's electrical department (4).
I'd like to move more towards that industry, so I'm applying to be an
electrician at your electrical repair business (5).
this format, you can tell your interviewer about your best skills, your
recent accomplishments, and why you're applying, in a way that sounds
organized and logical.
I got this from this website -> http://www.career-opportunities.net/articles/view/how_to_answer_tell_me_about_yourself_interview_question