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What is Your Greatest Strength?

How Do You Answer the Job Interview Question – 

What is Your Greatest Strength

“If you fail to prepare, then be prepared to fail”- This saying hundred percent fits the rule of the game when it comes to job interview.

Spade-work is absolutely essential: – about the company in which you are seeking a position, key members involved in the making of the company, the culture and other prospects.

What is your greatest strength

FIQ’s of JIQ’S:

Let us look at some of the common and frequently asked questions in interviews and try to understand what the interviewer expects your answer to be.

Try to gauge the underlying purpose of the question in relevance to the job being applied for and please also realize the fact that interviews are acid-tests to estimate your personality as a whole; not simply your knowledge, skills and experience.

What do they mean by strength?

Strength is nothing but what you are good at. Say, you might be good at singing, you might be good at ballet dancing, and you might be good at even eaves-dropping! But is it a pleasant or an appreciable attribute to be discussed when it comes to your job interview?

What is your greatest strength

Always remember when asked about your strengths, you have to pin-point the qualities that are needed to complete the task you might be assigned for, in case you are selected. Everything in relation to the job position you are trying to acquire.

Understand Employers’ Perspective and Satisfy Their Expectation:

Neither be blunt nor blatant, try to give a big picture of all your experiences in the previous jobs as an impressive package and make the interviewer feel that you will definitely be an asset to the company.

If it is a sales manager position, you might want to explain precisely how you completed your sales targets ahead of time, how you increased the growth rate of your company in a time-bound fashion and how you pulled your team through tough situations.

If you are naturally good at communicating, no probs, but if not, it is better to have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths prior to an interview. By communicating, I don’t mean to say talking but making your point noted or reaching across. If you are a fresher, you have nothing to lose by being bold and assertive as it will only add to your experience.

All mistakes are experiences which teach us “how not to perform a task” or “how not to behave in a particular situation”.

Here is a list of the 10 most desirable traits that all employers love to see in their employees:

  1. A proven track record as an achiever…especially if your achievements match up with the employer’s greatest wants and needs.

  2. Intelligence…management “savvy”.

  3. Honesty…integrity…a decent human being.

  4. Good fit with corporate culture…someone to feel comfortable with…a team player who meshes well with interviewer’s team.

  5. Likeability…positive attitude…sense of humor.

  6. Good communication skills.

  7. Dedication…willingness to walk the extra mile to achieve excellence.

  8. Definiteness of purpose…clear goals.

  9. Enthusiasm…high level of motivation.

  10. Confident…healthy…a leader.

Courtesy http://dev.fyicenter.com

Not everybody has all these qualities imbibed in them; it all lies in your expression of interest to learn those qualities which you are slightly lacking and enhance those qualities which you are already good at. It is that spark of enthusiasm makes you all different and more prospective than your competitors.

With this question, the interviewer seeks to find out if:

• Your strengths align with the company’s needs

• You can do the job and perform like a rock star

• You are the best person for the job — no need to hold out for someone better

• You have qualities, skills, and/or experience that set you apart from the competition

• You are someone who will make an excellent addition to the team

Courtesy http://biginterview.com/blog

Why don’t you prepare a list, “IN WRITING” mentioning all your strengths and give it to your friend or colleague for an honest review.

Make sure the copy doesn’t land on the hands of a so-called fiend whose ears are fuming at your growth. Self-Reviewing the list also helps to arrive at some decisive findings about “self”.