What Are Your Strengths Question
Most of the time interviewers will ask you the usual strengths questions in or around the following formats:
- What are you strengths?
- What would you say your strengths are?
- Can you tell me about your strengths?
This type of question is targeting at one thing, to determine what you believe your strengths are.
Understanding The Question
In order to answer this appropriately you must understand what is actually being asked. The question is asking you what you enjoy doing within your professional area.
Do not go off and start answering that you are a great gardener if you are in software programming field. You will not score any good points.
Answering the Question
Answer by informing the interviewer what you enjoy within the professional role you are applying to. Automatically if you answer by telling them what you enjoy your answer will come out with confidence and it will sound like you have a great grip on the topics stated. By stating what you enjoy you indirectly tell them what you are good at, as all of us turn out to be great only at things what we enjoy and most of the time become very competent in the area.
This tells them you are a collaborative & resourceful worker
“I like to work within a collaborative environment by leveraging individuals skills when needed to aid me while refraining from impeding their work.”
This tells them you are a highly organized individual
“I like to plan out my personal as well as my professional goals within a timeline with checklists to keep up to date on my progress as well as remain on track.”
This says you really enjoy the profession and are up to date with industry trends
“I like to learn as much as possible of upcoming trends and profession shifts by means of participating within the community by means of attending seminars and conferences.”
Always remember to treat the “strengths” questions as a “what do you enjoy doing?” question and your answer will shine.