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Tricky interview questions: What are your greatest strengths?




It's completely normal to experience anxiety before an interview, particularly in relation to the types of questions they'll ask and how you should respond. You can always prepare for interview questions and take steps to reduce anxiety, though.


Today, we've given some excellent advice on how to respond to the interview question, "What are your greatest strengths," which frequently leaves candidates perplexed. Good luck with your upcoming interview and take a look at the steps we've provided below!


What are your greatest strengths?


Balance is the answer to this question. You must feel confident describing your qualifications as a candidate. However, You don't want to give a comprehensive list of

irrelevant advantages and come off as arrogant. Therefore, it's crucial to create a list of your pertinent strengths. so that you can effectively respond to the query with assurance.


Step #2


Not every strength will be valued by the potential employer. Try to concentrate on one or two qualities that best demonstrate your suitability for the role. You should carefully review the job description and selection criteria to ascertain which skills will be most useful.



Step #3 -


Use examples that pertain to your abilities, routines, or personality traits when describing your strengths. Depending on the position you're interviewing for, you might choose to emphasize different things. For instance, a personality trait may be more pertinent for a customer service position than a skill or habit in a technical position.


Step #4 -



It's simple to follow the formula for your response: start by outlining your strength. Second, provide more context and an example or story that demonstrates how this strength has manifested itself in your professional life. Your commitment to professional development and level of self-awareness will be revealed in this context to potential employers.


- Example Answer


I always meet deadlines. I'm extremely organized, and I've used this natural talent for organizing in all facets of my work, but project management is where it really shines. I have only experienced one delayed product launch in my seven years as a project manager; we were a week behind schedule. I took away a very important lesson about trade-offs from that experience. I took time to address a critical design requirement, which caused everything else to be delayed. I wouldn't trade the lessons I took away from that experience for anything, the most important of which is the importance of informing stakeholders about impending obstacles.


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