What is a self-introduction?
A self-introduction explains who you are, what you do and what others need to know about you. You should provide a self-introduction any time you meet someone new and don't have a third party to introduce you. Offer a self-introduction when you are:
Beginning an interview
Attending a hiring event
Networking with new connections
Giving a presentation
Meeting people at a trade show
A self-introduction should include your name and occupation (or desired occupation) and key facts that will help you make an impression on the person you're communicating with. In a few sentences, cover the most important things others need to know about you.
How to write an introduction about yourself
Whether you plan to deliver your self-introduction verbally or in writing, drafting a sample of what you want to say in advance is helpful. Preparing and practicing a verbal introduction will solidify the key points in your mind so you don't forget any important details. Crafting a written self-introduction will give you a template that you can turn to quickly when you need to send an email regarding a job posting or sales opportunity that you've found.
These steps will help you write an effective self-introduction:
1. Summarize your professional standing
The first sentence of your self-introduction should include your name, job title or experience. If you're unemployed and seeking a job, you might mention your educational degree, certification level or current place in your job search.
"My name is Jordan Lin, and I'm a recent computer science graduate from Stanford University."
"I'm Avery Lucas, and I'm seeking an entry-level warehousing job that will use my organization, attention to detail and time management skills." tunnel rush
"My name is Rylan Curtis, and I'm chief engineer for Jacobs and Associates."
2. Elaborate on your experiences and achievements
Customize this part of the introduction to highlight the details most relevant to the person you're communicating with. If you're in a job interview, discuss your professional skills and accomplishments. If you're giving a presentation, offer information that supports your authority in the area you're discussing. When you're introducing yourself to a potential client, mention your products and services.
For example, I also have over 10 years of experience in marketing, focusing primarily on social media campaigns for rising tech companies.