Interview Questions: What’s Your Greatest Strength? – Sample Answer


Whats Up Job Hunters. I’m Jonathan from Maple
Career, here with another how to guide for an interview question. Today we’ll be covering
a very commonly asked interview question what is your greatest strength At Maple Career, a common challenge that we
notice with our members is finding the perfect balance between excessive modesty and excessive
boasting.How do you ensure that your answer shows that you are a great candidate with
great qualities, without seeming too full of yourself and turning off the interviewer? Lets get started with the winning formula
for answering this question. I call them the three As: Anticipation, Application, and Acknowledgement First, Anticipation. Preparation is essential
for a question like this one. You know it’s coming, so why put yourself at a disadvantage
by thinking of your answer on the spot in a high pressure interview? Still, this is
a mistake I see far too often in mock interviews I have with my mentees. So, this is what you
should do. Ahead of the interview, anticipate what key skills the company is looking for
in this role. You can find this in the job description. Make a list of those skills, and try to find an intersection between your skills and your strength and those are sought by the company. This is important as you want to make sure the strength you mention actually covers something the company is looking for.
Maybe of all your skills, your greatest strength is beatboxing. But if you bring that up in
an interview and maybe even follow up with a demonstration, you’re going to leave an
impression for all the wrong reasons. With your job related strength, think of two or
three experiences that prove that it is indeed a strength. Prepare these stories using a
STAR format for maximum effectiveness. For example, the role we will write our sample answer
for today is a junior accountant. You can say something like Second, Application. Now that you’ve outlined
your strengths, be sure to spell out for the interviewer just how those strengths can be an asset for the company and the role you are applying for This is a step that many interviewees miss,
but it can be irresistible if you present a strength related to the role, prove your
ability, and then directly address a problem that the interviewer has that can now be solved
through your strength. Finally, Acknowledgement. This is the key
to not sounding overly arrogant or detached from reality. It’s important to identify
your strengths, but also to acknowledge the factors that contributed to your strength,
and the areas for further improvement and development. Let the interviewer know that you
have an appreciation for the contributions of others, and that you have a plan for constant
development and learning. So there you have it! We’ve just learned how
to answer the question of “what’s your greatest strength”. If you liked this
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