No matter where you interview for a job, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be asked some variation of this prompt: "Tell me a bit about yourself."
Seems like an easy cue to respond to, right? After all, you're just talking about yourself. Well, not exactly. Hiring managers use this question to get a feel for who you are as a worker and a person. It's also a starting point for the rest of the conversation.
If you don't prepare, or at least know how to answer the question succinctly, you could miss a key opportunity to impress the hiring manager, or worse, actively lose their interest and derail your interview.
Unfortunately, one interviewee made that mistake on a recent episode of CNBC's "The Job Interview," in which candidates interview for real jobs while being filmed.