Rejoice when you are asked good interview questions like...
Trust me, you will be asked this by EVERY employer. Your interview will fall short if you can't confidently tell an employer what you do well.
And...a well-rehearsed 30 second answer will impress beyond belief.
While you are answering this question, there are at least 7 judgements being made about you by hiring authorities:
Job seekers sometimes struggle with good interview questions like this for 2 fundamental reasons:
All of these things are nice, but what the employer really wants to know is: What makes you different from anyone else applying for this same job?
FACT: The secret to getting hired is to come up with 5 or 6 strengths that are quantifiable and unique to you...and...will help employers save money, save time, or make money.
Be a little creative with this so you clearly stand out. To help you shine in your job interview, use the Checklist of 109 Qualities and Positive Character Traits at the end of this article.
Be prepared to prove your strengths by sharing a true story or situation.
For example, let's say you tell your interviewer that you are a cost conscious person. A skilled interviewer will quickly follow up with: "Give me an example of a time when you were cost conscious."
None of these examples are earth shattering; but, it powerfully demonstrates your cost-conscious strength.
Remember: Keep your answer to good interview questions short...30 seconds is about right. Provide more information if hiring authorities probe further. Resist the temptation to talk too much.
|Ability to work with others||Global experience||Productive|
|Analytical||Good judgement||Profit oriented|
|Caring nature||Gratitude||Quick learner|
|Cheerful||Hard working||Relationship builder|
|Cost-conscious||Knowledgeable||Sense of adventure|
|Creative||Leader||Sense of humor|
|Decisive||Learn quickly||Sense of urgency|
|Generous||Problem solver||Written skills|
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