What Are Your Strengths? (JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

What Are Your Strengths? (JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)


Hey job seekers, Jennifer Tardy here, your
career success coach, and today we’re talking all about job interview questions and answers. With today’s question being, what are your
strengths? I cannot wait to answer this question for
you. Don’t forget that if you are tuning in, to
stick all the way around to the very end where I share with you my favorite segment, which
is the career success bonus tip for underrepresented populations or Ups. So stick around, you don’t want to miss this
one. So, I am going to tell you the same thing
that I have shared with you before, and I share with all of my clients, it does not
matter how qualified you are for a job, once you’re interviewing, if you’re unable to interview
well or at minimum, express or articulate your knowledge skills or abilities, then you
will not be as competitive as a person who could. And you ultimately may not get the job. So be sure to check out the answers to not
just this question, but to the other questions in the other videos that we’re presenting
in this series. Okay? So let’s get started. What are your strengths? Why would a hiring manager ask you that question? Simple. It’s because, it’s easier to ask you straight
out, what the answer is to that question, than try to infer the answer from any other
questions that they ask you, and the answers that you give to them. So it’s the same thing as what are your weaknesses? It’s so much easier just to ask you straight
out, than to try, and pick it up in other questions. So how do you not answer that question? First, you don’t say, well, I don’t really
have any strengths. Nobody says that, and, you also do not go
to the other end of the extreme and say, well, I have so many strengths that I can’t choose
one. So don’t go to either extreme when answering
that question. Now, have you had this experience before in
answering this question about what are your strengths? How have you answered that question in the
past? I want to know, put it in the comments section
below so we can get a conversation started. Okay? Okay. So then how do you answer this question in
the right way? I always, always, always recommend that when
you answer this question, what is your strength, that you answer it with a strength that is
valuable for the position to which you’re applying. Okay? So you may have many strengths, but only pick
the one or two strengths, that will make you even that much more successful to that hiring
manager or in that position in particular. So as always, my favorite segment, career
success tips for UPs or underrepresented populations. I want to share with you, never be afraid
or intimidated to share a strength based on diversity. So based on what makes you different, if it’s
a strength that can be value added to that position, go ahead and share it with them. For instance, what if the population that
this department is serving their customers, what if they all look just like you? What if they’re all women? What if they’re all black women? What if they’re all black women who were mothers
and that happens to be you as well. It is completely okay for you to say, that
the clients that we serve, identify very, very well to them, so I can bring an unique
perspective to the table about what they may be thinking or experiencing because I happen
to be that same type of person. It’s completely okay to use your diversity,
what makes you different as a strength to get an employment. So now I also want to share with you how I
would answer that question. My strength is that I am and I’m always been
a very strong leader. And I’m able to bring diverse groups of people
together to help them to work very effectively. So do you see how I answered that question? Its it’s something that will help the employer,
is a strength of mine, but it will help me in that position. So if I’m applying to a leadership position,
it is really good that I’m able to bring people together, specifically diverse groups of people,
and that I am personally, professionally a strong leader. Now, if you liked what you heard in this video,
be sure to check out all of our other questions. I’ve listed 25 of the most common interview
questions and top-notch answers that you can easily access, read, and help you to prepare
for your upcoming interview. Check it out in the detail section below. It’s for you and you will love it. So I hope that now you know how to answer
the question, so tell me about your strengths. And you can go and you can knock their socks
off at your next interview. If you like this video, be sure to subscribe
to the channel, and be sure to like the video as well. So as always, we’ll be back soon. I’m Jennifer Tardy, your career success coach. I’ll catch you later. Take care.

7 thoughts on “What Are Your Strengths? (JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

  • Great topic!! The advice to mention the strength that's relevant to the position you're applying for is genius. That makes so much sense. Also love how you framed ways to mention personal characteristics in a value added way. Thank you for making this valuable resource 🙌🏿

  • Love your point about not going to either extreme. It's important to be self aware and open about what your strengths are. Everyone has both strengths and weaknesses! Great video. Cheers!

  • Loved the tips you shared for how to answer the what are your strengths interview questions. This is a tough one. Thanks for your insight!

  • This is so important to watch, for anyone who is currently looking for work! And I love love love your intro 😀

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