In this article, we are tackling yet another critical job interview question: What are your strengths?
Talking about your strengths fills you with confidence and gives you a sense of achievement, but when you have to showcase your strengths in an Interview it can at times be a task because from ages we have been prepared to deal and answer the ‘What are your strengths ?’ question in a particular manner.
Let’s discover today some very new and enticing ways through which you can convey about yourself without appearing fake or a usual competent for the interview:
Mention Strengths with examples
Whenever you are face to face with the interviewer, rather than responding in a one-liner or with closed-ended responses, it is always better to back your skills and strengths with an example, it makes you appear more genuine. At the same time maintain a humble and grounded attitude when talking about your strengths to not to appear overconfident and proud.
Share your learning experiences
No one man in this world can lead without committing mistakes, your interviews aren’t any Gods, they themselves must have committed n number of mistakes in their lives to reach where they are now. You can outshine by narrating any instance where you must have committed an error and finally learned from it, the lesson learned later became your strength. Be careful to not to get too frank and let your shortcomings overshadow your strengths.
Grab the opportunity to discuss your forte
In case during the interview, you have been missing on something and want to discuss some of your past achievements or other positive experiences or something new that you have learned, this is the time to uncover it. Take this time to reach topics you want to talk about.
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Another major problem that most people face is that they learn the method but have difficulty anticipating the matter, so if you are one of those who has understood how to answer “What are your strengths?” question, but is struggling to find his/her strengths then you can refer to these options:
It is always easier to analyze someone else rather than our own self, so look for a genuine friend or colleague and ask him/her to analyze your strengths. There will be many that you thought to be your weaknesses but are in reality your strengths.