Research is vital when it comes to answering interview questions about your strengths. We’ve already covered the reason interviewers ask this question: to learn if your skills match the ones they are looking for in candidates.
For this reason, it’s important to study the job advert and the job description for the role. This will enable you to learn about the essential skills. You will then be able to tailor your answer in line with your research.
Don’t try to cover all the skills listed in the job description. This will indicate that you’re trying hard to make yourself seem qualified for the job. Instead, focus on two or three of the key skills from the job description.
When answering this question, try to provide an example of a time you have utilised the skills to achieve positive outcomes. By providing an example, you’ll encourage interviewers to envision you using the skills to great effect for their company.