How to Cite
Choi, J. (2022). So, tell me about yourself: How Erving Goffman and symbolic interactionism help us answer a difficult job interview question. Journal of Integrated Studies, 14(1). Retrieved from https://jis.athabascau.ca/index.php/jis/article/view/389
Applying the theories of Erving Goffman and symbolic interactionism, the author of this essay demonstrates how everyday experiences – such as a job interview and a train ride – can be understood through an interesting theoretical lens. This essay is structured around the trick version of a classic job interview question “tell me about yourself”. Three possible answers are then further analyzed using Erving Goffman and symbolic interactionism.