What is your greatest strength?
This may seem like a simple question to answer, but it can be easy to get it wrong so I’ll show you how to answer it so you stand out above the crowd when you’re asked it.
The first piece of advice I can give you is to use Connectzapp when you’re looking for work.
The reason I say this is because when you use Connectzapp, the employer already knows you’re a good match for the role before you even contact them.
This means they want to hear from you and you’re already half way there to securing the role, if you want it.
The way it works is this…
When you use Connectzapp you enter the details of the role you’re after,
You’re then given a list of jobs you’re matched to ranked in order with the best match at the top.
All you need to do then is swipe through each job and make a shortlist of the ones that most appeal to you, then contact those employers direct. Easy.
The great thing is, the employers you’re matched to can see you’re a great match so they want to talk to you!
When you have an employer who can see you’re a great match for the role they need filled and they WANT to talk to you, it makes sitting through an interview and answering questions much, much easier.
You can get Connectzapp on your phone by downloading it from the app store or Google Play or go to the website at Connectzapp.com.
Now… When you’re in an interview and the employer asks you what your greatest strength is, don’t necessarily assume this is an easy question to answer.
The employer is asking this question from their point of view, not yours, so when you answer this question you need to keep in mind that they’re looking for an answer that relates to the role they need filled.
So keep your answer relevant to the role you’re applying for.
The main reason interviewers ask this question is to confirm that YOUR strengths are the strengths they’re looking for… for the role.
The way you answer this question will help the employer decide whether they choose you for the role, or someone else.
So make sure the strengths you mention relate to the role.
For example, if you’re applying for a sales role you might suggest your greatest strengths are prospecting for new business and closing the sale.
You wouldn’t say your greatest strength is accounting.
You may be good with numbers but it’s not a skill the employer is looking for in the role, so keep your skills relevant.
So, as always, preparation is the key.
Make a list of bullet points of the strengths and skills you have that relate to the role before you attend the interview.
Then memorize each point.
You don’t need to write out a script of how you intend to answer the question, but do memorize the top 2–5 skills and strengths you bring to the role.
Then to really impress the employer, you could also mention an example of how you used each strength or skill in a previous work situation, and what the outcome was. Keep it positive obviously.
Again, preparation is the key here.
Be prepared for the question with your skills and strengths for the role and examples of how you used that strength or skill in the past.
Keep your answers relevant to the role you’re applying for and you’ll be a great position to impress the employer.
Be confident. The employer wants to see that you know what to do and can show them you know.
So project confidence in the interview even if you don’t feel that way!
Projecting confidence to the interviewer will go a long way to you securing the role you’re after.
Remember, keep your skills and strengths relevant to the role and be confident in the interview.
Remember to give this a clap and don’t forget to use Connectzapp to find your next job. It’s the easiest way to do it!
And as always…
Good luck in your job hunting!