Interview 5: What Is Your Greatest Strength?

For the best result, make sure you have read this article and already have a write-up of your answer prior to your Cambly session. You can send a longer text to your tutor through Cambly’s messaging system.

This following content has been modified from LiveCareer. See the original article here.


Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

What the Hiring Manager Is Really Asking…

Here’s a chance for you to highlight what you’re really good at to offer the organization. Highlight the skills you’ve learned and explain how those skills fit into your desired job to show them you’re the strongest candidate.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • What are some of your top skills?
  • How do those skills
  • What examples have helped you develop those skills?

Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

Points to Emphasize

While you have many skills, focus on matching your skills with your desired job. And, keep these tips in mind:

  • Be specific about your skills
  • Support what you say with examples
  • Prepare and think about what your skills are, honestly
  • Be sure you know the job responsibilities so you can match your skills with the description

Believe in yourself and your skills.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • Take a few moments to consider what you’re really good at.
  • Provide an example of how you’ve demonstrated a specific skill.
  • What skills in the job description match with your skills?

Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

Mistakes You Should Avoid

Make sure you don’t sound arrogant or extreme by avoiding:

  • Absolutes like “best” – unless as part of an award or title
  • Language that’s not specific
  • Statements that show you’re too competitive
  • Criticising yourself

Be prepared with the reason why the interviewer should hire you.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • Review your list of skills – do any use absolutes like “best” or “most”
  • Do you have a specific way to describe your skills?
  • Be aware of times when you criticize yourself

Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

Sample Answer

Present yourself well with this example to answer the question, “What is your greatest strength?”

“My previous experiences have taught me to be highly organized in managing multiple projects, work well as a team member and be committed to seeing the organization succeed. For example, in my previous position, I was part of a marketing company and handled many clients all at the same time. I was able to contribute to all clients, share progress updates with my team members and grow the company in efficiency and revenue.”

This is a common question asked in interviews, so be sure to prepare.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • Write the first draft of your answer with your tutor.
  • Are there any words or phrases that you are not comfortable pronouncing?
  • Now rehearse with your tutor until you are comfortable answering the question without the script.

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