#02: What are your greatest strengths?

TRAPS: This question seems like a softball lob, but be prepared. You don't want to come across as egotistical or arrogant. Neither is this a time to be humble.

BEST ANSWER: You know that your key strategy is to first uncover your interviewer's greatest wants and needs before you answer questions. And from Question 1, you know how to do this.

Prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths. You should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrates each strength, an example chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements.

You should, have this list of your greatest strengths and corresponding examples from your achievements so well committed to memory that you can recite them cold after being shaken awake at 2:30AM.

Then, once you uncover your interviewer's greatest wants and needs, you can choose those achievements from your list that best match up.

As a general guideline, the 10 most desirable traits that all employers love to see in their employees are:

1. A proven track record as an achiever...especially if your achievements match up with the employer's greatest wants and needs.
2. Intelligence...management "savvy".
3. Honesty...integrity...a decent human being.
4. Good fit with corporate culture...someone to feel comfortable with...a team player who meshes well with interviewer's team.
5. Likeability...positive attitude...sense of humor.
6. Good communication skills.
7. Dedication...willingness to walk the extra mile to achieve excellence.
8. Definiteness of purpose...clear goals.
9. Enthusiasm...high level of motivation.
10. Confident...healthy...a leader.
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even everything correct I have been rejeceted nine time after cracking technical interview.
so what should I do.?

faran said...

dont loose ur heart bro..may god has destine even better ...jus keep going ..believe in ur self n hav faith in god,,,,remmeber" everythng comes to a person on time one who knws to wait" bets f luck,,,

Anonymous said...

keep trying. That's all you can do. There's also the whole 'being there at the right time' to it.

Anonymous said...

"If hired I will show up on time every day and work hard."

Anonymous said...

generally people panic at the time they come across this question. dont give the answers said by others, show your own image otherwise it will effect at the time you have to really take up the job.

NJNE said...

Awesome Blog Mate ...

Thanks A Ton!

Anonymous said...

hi last week i had an interiew. i could not answer.1 what dou bring to the company.
2 why you not others for this position. because of this two Q job gone

Niviiiiii said...

Awesome information given.............

genralize the things and speak dont give big eg

cess_23 said...

whaaaa....i have an interview tomorrow and i dont know what to do...i received an unexpected call from one of the call center company at alabang and im not prepare..is there someone who can give me a piece of advice or a tip so i can prepare my self...

Anonymous said...

Always think productive,+ve. see points where u weak. there is sumthin missin. I sured thr is sumthin spl inside u. dnt suppress it through frustation.
think for good...

Anonymous said...

ohikh

Admin said...

This is a simple and popular interview question. Generally people answer it in two ways. There are people who simply state their strength like “I am Young, Dynamic, Intelligent, Smart and so on…”. Such answer is neither right nor wrong but does not help u in any way also.


Secondly there are peoples who state their strengths and explain them how he can use his strength for the job and industry.


Do not simply state your strength. Everyone has some strength, all you need is to convert them into benefits. In short, try to advertise yourself by converting your features into strengths.



“EVERYONE CLAIM THEY ARE HONEST, HARDWORKING, SMART AND SO ON….. BUT
WITH AN EXAMPLE IT IS MUCH MORE BELIEVABLE.”

Your answers can be :

1) I am a hard worker and because of this ability I can work for additional hours to accomplish my tasks.I am commitment oriented and hence I always enjoy the trust and confidence of my team mates which enables me to perform my duties very easily.

For more sample answers, Visit the following link:


-http://www.interview-made-easy.com/2008/07/hr2-what-are-your-strengths.html

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