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Job Interview Answer: What is Your Greatest Strength?

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Job Interview Answer: What is Your Greatest Strength?

Relate your skills to the qualifications the company is seeking when asked about your strengths.

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"What is your greatest strength?" is one of the easier interview questions you'll be asked. When you are asked questions about your strengths, it's important to discuss attributes that will qualify you for the job.

The best way to respond is to describe the skills and experience that directly correlate with the job you are applying for.

Sample Answers

  • When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule.
  • I have exceeded my sales goals every quarter and I've earned a bonus each year since I started with my current employer.
  • My time management skills are excellent and I'm organized, efficient, and take pride in excelling at my work.
  • I pride myself on my customer service skills and my ability to resolve what could be difficult situations.

How Will Your Greatest Strength Help You Perform?
As a follow up to being asked about your greatest strengths, you may be asked about how your greatest strength helped your performance on the job. When you respond, relate your strengths to both the job description and your ability to perform at work. Here are sample answers.

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