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In my oral self-introduction, can I use “about”in the following way?

I know it is not acceptable in writing. But is it acceptable in informal conversation? Thanks for your help.Emotion: smile

Good morning sir/madam, my name is Bob, from .

About my hobbies, I like playing chess and listing songs.

About my strengths, I am a good thinker and quick learner.

As to my family, my father is a government employee, and my mother a teacher.

That’s all about me sir.
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It sounds as if you are asking about this in the context of preparing for an interview for either a place in a university or a job, and these hypothetical responses are what you are thinking of giving to the question, "Tell us a little about yourself."

If that is correct, try something more like the following:

Start with your education and job experience, e.g.

"I am a third year student at XYZ University, studying Physics. I have a 3.5 grade point average, and am on track to graduate in August. I have held summer positions at ABC company for the past two years, serving as an intern in the X department, where my duties included X, Y, and Z. I am a good problem solver and a quick learner, and I enjoy working with others who have more experience from whom I can learn. I look forward to speaking with you today about how I can be of benefit to your company. (or, about the possibility of continuing my education by attaining a Master of Physics degree at your prestigous university.)

As someone who interviews persons for positions, I do not really want to hear about their hobbies or their families. What I want to hear about are the things that will tell me whether or not they have the skills and qualities I'm looking for in the position I'm interviewing to fill.
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sam1947As someone who interviews persons for positions, I do not really want to hear about their hobbies or their families. What I want to hear about are the things that will tell me whether or not they have the skills and qualities I'm looking for in the position I'm interviewing to fill.

I do. As an employer, this information tells me a great deal about the person sitting in front of me.

BillJ
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I'm not going to be interviewed and I just want to know the usage of "about" in English?Any way thanks for your adviceEmotion: smile
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Bob2010I'm not going to be interviewed and I just want to know the usage of "about" in English?Any way thanks for your advice

Sorry Bob - of course it's fine in informal conversation; no problem at all!

BillJ
OK, if that is your question, it is used in conversation in sentences such as the following:

About what happened yesterday, I did not mean to offend you.

About that History assignment, have you come up with a concept yet?

About what Lynn said, I don't think she understands the whole situation.

As you pointed out, one wouldn't use this in formal writing, but it is common in casual spoken English.

And, as to whether or not one would relate hobbies and family history in the, "Tell me a little about yourself" part of an interview, which almost universally comes at the beginning of an interview, I would suggest relating the more relevant educational and work achievements in response to that question. As the interview goes on, if the interviewer asks, or if the conversation becomes more casual, you can talk briefly about hobbies and family history.

I think I speak for most people who interview persons for professional jobs, in saying that I would be pretty off-put if a candidate for a job that required at least a bachelor's level degree, and probably an advanced degree, came in and immediately to the "tell me about yourself" question started relating that he liked to play hockey and video games, and that his father was a teacher and his mother was a nurse. In recent years in the U.S., the "hobbies" section has been removed by most experts in resume writing, and is certainly never included on a CV.