When you say, "tell me about yourself" in a job interview, the most likely response is going to be a repeat of what's already in the candidate's resume and cover letter. Why ask the question if you're not going to get any new information?

Better job interviews lead to better hires, and better hires build better teams. Asking questions to test a candidate's creativity can show you how they will perform better than asking what school they attended. Learn more about better interviewing practices from the infographic below.