“What Are Your Strengths?” INTERVIEW QUESTION (7 ANSWERS!)


Hi there, everybody. Welcome to this next video tutorial which
is based on “What Are Your Strengths?” interview question. I’m actually gonna give you seven sample answers
to choose from, so if you’ve got an interview coming up, stick around because you want to
gonna take in this information. So welcome to this tutorial. My name is Richard McMunn. I’ve been helping people like you for about
20 years now to successfully pass your interviews. And in this particular video, I’m gonna teach
you how to answer the interview question, “What Are Your Strengths?” I’m actually gonna give you the slides to
download, so you can take notes if you want to as I go along, it won’t take long to go
through the entire presentation. But if you watch it from beginning to end,
I’ll give you the slides so you can then use the content that I’m gonna give you to prepare
for your interview effectively. And I’d really appreciate if you click the
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video a thumbs up because that will encourage me to do more videos for you. And I’m doing them on a weekly basis now,
so if you subscribe you’ll get notified as soon as the next one’s done. What I will also do for you, if you tell me
the name of your interview in the comment section below this video, then I’ll tell you
what strength to say in your interview to get the top marks. Okay? So I’ll tell you what strength to say if you
just put it in the comment section below say, I’ve got an admin assistant interview, I’ve
got a bankers interview coming up, whatever the interview is, tell me and I’ll tell you
what strength to use so you get the top marks in this question. Okay. Three really important tips before I give
you those seven sample answers to the interview question, “What Are Your Strengths?” The first one, tip number one, make sure you
take the strengths from the job description. Now, every job that’s advertised and every
job that people are interviewed for, there is a job description. I’ll give you an example in a second. But this is the easiest way to score highly
during this interview question, “What Are Your Strengths?” So if you think about it for a second, if
the employer is looking for someone who is able to say for example, work effectively
under pressure, then it makes sense to tell them that this is one of your key strengths. So if we look at a sample job description,
the responsibilities, and this is just a sample. So it says, you have to answer and direct
phone calls. You have to organize and schedule appointments. You have to plan meetings and take detailed
minutes. And you have to write and distribute email
correspondence, memos, letters, faxes and forms etc. Then all you need to do is to look at the
job description and take the strengths from there. So here’s an example of one of the strengths
based around organizing and scheduling appointments. So I would say, “Well, one of my key strengths
is an ability to organize and schedule appointments effectively which demonstrates my ability
to multitask. I can be relied upon to never make any mistakes
or double-book appointments.” And don’t forget, you’re gonna get these slides. I’ll tell you where you can download them
from so you can then use these sample responses. Another one based on the job description,
planning meetings and taking detailed minutes. “Another key strength is my experience in
taking concise and accurate minutes during meetings. In my previous job, I was required to plan
my manager’s forthcoming meetings, set the agenda notes, process invites, and also take
minutes during the meeting.” Okay. Tip number two, this is a really good one
and it’s great for not just this interview question, but for all of them. Make sure you use power words in your response. What do I mean by this? Well, power words are essentially positive
words that will resonate with the interview panel and make them feel good about you and
your skills. So sample ones to use, power words in your
response. So things like, I’m enthusiastic, I’m motivated,
I’m a supportive team member, I’m resilient in all situations. I’m resourceful, I’m flexible, mindful, I’m
hardworking, and I’m committed, focused, confident, and reflective. Now, of course, you don’t have to use all
of these words but use a number of them because when you tell the interview panel that these
are the skills and attributes you have, then that will resonate in a positive manner with
them. So here’s an example of me using some power
words in a response. “My strengths include an ability to work effectively
as part of a team, being supportive of other team members, being able to focus on the task
in hand, carrying out my work competently and diligently, and also being enthusiastic
and motivated about each task.” So you’re using a number of power words in
that response and you can use that if you want for your key strengths. That one there covers absolutely any kind
of job whatsoever and would be a great response to the interview question, “What Are Your
Strengths?” Okay. Tip number three, provide evidence of your
key strength. So, anybody can say, I’m great at being able
to work under pressure, but backing it up with evidence is a different thing altogether. But this will gain you more marks in the interview. So, here’s an example response of providing
evidence. “I am highly effective at being able to work
under pressure. For example, in my previous job, I was given
three time-sensitive tasks to complete each week. If I failed to deliver on each task, the company
suffered, so I learned to multitask effectively and plan my working day to ensure each task
was completed on time and to the correct standard.” So again, I’m gonna tell you where you can
get these slides in a second and you can download these and pick which one you wanna choose
for your interview. Okay. So let me now move on and give you seven sample
answers to use for the interview question, “What Are Your Strengths?” Let’s go. Okay. first one, number one, “I have a number
of key strengths that I feel would benefit this role, however, I feel my strongest quality
is my ability to provide exceptional customer service at all times. In my previous job, I used to go out of my
way to provide excellent customer service and care as I felt this was important for
our company to continue to lead the market in its niche. The only way this could be achieved was through
outstanding customer care.” So that strength would be great for any kind
of job where you have to deliver great customer care. Let’s have a look at the second one, the second
sample answer. “I have a number of key strengths that I feel
will suit this role, these include being a supportive team member, someone who completes
every task diligently and professionally, someone who always puts the customer first,
and also having an ability to carry out a number of ongoing tasks at any one time. I feel my skills, qualities, and attributes
are a very strong match for the job description and I feel given the chance, I would be a
valuable asset to your team.” That is a great one that covers any kind of
job whatsoever. So that’s the second response. Let’s move on to the third response, the third
sample answer. “One of my strengths is an ability to reflect
on my own performance and therefore continually improve as an employee. In my last role, I wanted to improve the way
I dealt with our customers and so I decided to enroll on a distance learning course that
would help me to understand the needs of our customers, whilst delivering outstanding customer
care. Following the completion of the course, my
manager noted how he had seen an improvement in my performance at work.” So that’s a good one if you want to demonstrate
that you were able to reflect on your own performance and volunteer to take self development
cause courses to help the company improve and develop. Okay. Number four. As you’ll see, there’s certainly, at least
one that you can use here during your interview. “I believe I am a highly effective communicator
both in writing and also when dealing with customers and clients face to face and also
in meetings. For example, in my last role, the majority
of clients and customers would contact me first when they needed something sorting out. I always listen to the customer or clients
issues or concerns and I set about resolving them as soon as possible.” Again, that’s a good one where you have to
deal face to face with clients and customers. Number five, sample answer. “One of my key strengths is an ability to
multitask whilst working under pressure and to strict timescales. For example, in my previous job, I was praised
in my latest appraisal for my ability to take on multiple jobs all at once, whilst delivering
on set targets each month. Another one of my strengths is an ability
to stay positive and enthusiastic in all situations. And even if things are going wrong, I will
always look for the positive.” Sample answer number six. “In addition to being a great team worker,
communicator, and multitasker, I’m also highly competent at delivering projects for my managers. In my last role, I was given three important
projects to complete within the last six months. My manager felt I was very good at project
management and I think he used to use my skills in this area because he always knew I would
deliver on time and to specification.” Another one, question seven, you’re gonna
get the slides very soon. Here’s the next one. “One of my key strengths is an ability to
operate under strict rules and guidelines, whilst also following safety procedures and
my training. I understand how important it is within the
job I am being interviewed for today to act in accordance with operating procedures. If I do not then something could go wrong
or somebody could get injured.” So that’s great for any kind of engineering
job or a job where you have to follow strict rules and procedures. Okay. To get the slides, all you need to do is click
the link below the video. If you have a look at the description below
the video, you can go through to a link that says SlideShare which is owned by LinkedIn,
and then you can download these slides and start preparing more for your interview. You can also get more free training, again,
by clicking another link in the description below the video or go to the website passmyinterview.com
where you can get access to 54 free training videos that I’ve created myself to help you
pass your interview. I’ve also put a couple of links below this
video to further YouTube training videos that will help you pass your interview. Like I say, don’t forget to subscribe so you
don’t miss out on any of the free training that I provide and I wish you all a very pursuit
in your attempt to pass your interview. Don’t forget to put what interview you’ve
got coming up in the comment section below and I’ll jump on here each day and I’ll tell
you which strength to use. Thank you very much for watching and all the
best.

100 Replies to ““What Are Your Strengths?” INTERVIEW QUESTION (7 ANSWERS!)”

  1. Hi Richard,
    I have a relationship manager interview tomorrow, can you assist with strength and weakness interview questions aand how to answer? Thank you

  2. Sir! I have an interview tomorrow for an Associate project engineer in an IT industry. So can you tell me what i should ans as a my strengths and weaknesses?

  3. Hi Richard- iam attending team leader role can you please tell me how to answer the strengths and weaknesses in the interview

  4. Thank you for your videos … plz talk about delivery partnership and logistics interview with Amazon .
    Thank you in advance 🙏

  5. I have an interview on Tuesday for a Project Coordinator for a Commerical Real Estate Company. I have no experience in this field. Any help is greatly appreciated for strengthens and weaknesses. Thank you so much 🙂

  6. hi, I`ve got an Interview placement for a prospective employer at the Healthcare industry. Could you please help me on this matter. Your response will be highly appreciated. Many thanks and have a great day.

  7. This video saved my life, great content , definitely earned my like and sub. I have a admin/bookkeeping interview coming up and am having trouble coming up with better strengths to fit there job description

  8. Great video helped me a lot. I got a very important business Admin apprenticeship soon and i will take any help i can.

  9. Have interview today is for a referral coordinator today and it is a part time.

    What should i say for my strengths

  10. I have studied english language and tomorrow i have an interview in a english school to teach children english.
    P.s.english is not our native language.

  11. hello Richard, thanks for the video I just subscribed to your channel, I have an interview this friday in a halloween pumpkin patch and idk how I would respond to ( what are my strengths and weaknesses) and I'm really nervous but want to be prepared??

  12. Hi Richard, i have an interview with Nike as Transportation specialist any advice please? thanks for your videos they are so helpful.

  13. Bank Teller interview (Customer Service Office), ASB bank?.
    So I could say I'm punctual this is shown by me not having a record of being late in my previous job, and not taking too long in a task which i improved overtime which also shows i'm persistent which demonstrates my time management ability and my integrity(Company Value) of having honor in work ethics and being true to my deadlines and personal goals in order for a productive innovative day
    or maybe this

  14. Bank Teller interview (Customer Service Office), ASB bank?.

    Or maybe this
    My strengths includes, setting personal
    deadlines to ensure to be more mindful at work to get tasks done more
    efficiently i as a bonus my sense of humor sends positive aura to staff and
    customers,  for a productive day ahead and inventive jokes my courage (company value) to go the extra mile with them would heal any negative demons flowing around in my space and those at work.
    example would be coffee making, and my site looking more organised over time in cleanliness for said day matches with job description of being interpersonal savvy as some prospects will have high standards for cleanliness so its a must for me as I care for our people Company value (Caring) but where was I? oh yep having a chat with customer made we feel at
    ease and get coffee done on time and having a desirable taste, and not having a
    lateness record to work and setting personal goals brang self motivation for this specific act

  15. hi i am going to give interview after few days for hotel internship could you please tell me the best strength and weakness i can say

  16. Hello Sir, thank you for making this great video. What am I going to ask you is about interview for scholarship program in abroad. What kind of strengths do I need to put in my interview section? Thank you in advance 😊 I hope you notice my comment 😭🙏

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