Video:Quick Tip: Discussing Strengths in a Job Interviewwith Frances Cole Jones
Talking about your strengths can be a tricky area in a job interview. Get some tips on discussing your strengths during a job interview in this job search video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Discussing Strengths in a Job Interview
Hello, I'm Frances Cole Jones, author of "How to Wow" and creator of the app "Interview Wow" and I'm talking today about how to answer the question "What is your greatest strength" on your next job interview.
How to Answer the Interview Question "What is Your Greatest Strength"
The most important way to answer this question is with a story. What we don't want to hear you say is, "I really like to be a leader," or "I really like to lead teams, I just feel like I'm a really good leader." That doesn't mean anything to me, that doesn't help me. What you want to do instead is say: "I really enjoy leading teams. On my last job, this is how I led a team. This was the outcome of my leading the team. This is what I gained -- this is what the company gained from my leading the team." This makes you much more memorable to your interviewer.
What to Avoid in Answering "What is Your Geatest Strength"
One thing I do not recommend offering is a skill set along the lines of, "I'm really good at delegating." Your potential boss doesn't want to hear about how excited you are to delegate the work that he or she might be about to give you.
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