What are your greatest strengths? Or What is your greatest strength?
This is top questions that all recruiters may ask you for an job interview. You should match this questions to job duties, job spec, your resume and cover letter. You can interview answer tips, interview answer samples as follows:
1. Strength samples
You can ref strength samples as follows:
• Strong leader
• Good manager
• Initiative (willing to take on new things)
• Follow-through (seeing a task through to the end)
• Good at bringing things in on deadline
• Determination (as in seeing a project through to the end or in finding a solution to a problem)
• Quick learner
• Problem solver
• Good at seeing the big picture even when dealing with the details
• Good at details, but also know how to see the big picture
• Strong at a given skill required by the job (like Java programming, project management, teaching, writing, web design, customer service, phone manner, math, public speaking, etc.)
• Good people skills
• Good team player
• Ability to help influence change
• Good at finding ways to improve existing business processes
• Good at resolving conflict
2 Answer tips
Your strengths should already be noted in your resume and cover letter. Go over them (i.e., the strengths) again with the interviewer.
A positive attitude will not differentiate you from the crowd. A good attitude is expected of every employee. Also you should back up what you say with an example.
Prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest trengths. You should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrates each strength, an example chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements.
3. Answer samples
Interview answer sample 1
Great Communication skills. I am a great orator as well as listener. I don’t think its all about convincing the counterpart that you are right, esp on a team. I think its about finding compromise and coming to a decision that everyone can agree and be happy about. Sometimes, there is definitely a need to keep eyes peeled and just listen/watch and keep mouths closed. I’m great at that too.
Interview answer sample 2
I have great leadership skills. This includes handling heavy sets of responsibilities, and pressure. I aim to a be a fair and righteous in my decision, and I understand that to be a leader of others, I have to work that much harder on my off-hours as well. I strive to a key example in the professional environment, as well as in everyday life.
Interview answer sample 3
I tend to have a positive attitude, a strong ability to focus on projects assigned to me. I am able to prioritize and organize.I have leadership skills, though my ability to work under pressure may vary at time depending on the task at hand and amount of time a help given, I have a great bit professionalism as well.
Related docs to job interview
• 45 interview questions and answers
Top 7 interview questions with answers
1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
2. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
3. Describe a typical work week for you.
Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.
It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.
4. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.
6. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude
7. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.