How to Answer: What are your strengths?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for a Pfizer job interview.
2. What are your strengths?
Why the Interviewer Asks This Question
This tests not only how you perceive yourself, but your confidence in your abilities. Gaining insight on this will help them find out your value as an asset to the team.
How to Answer
Describe the personal advantages you have that make you excellent at your job. Strengths can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks.
In a work context, your strengths will help you complete your to-do list, understand client needs, and help you apply what you've learned in your training. Talk to the interviewer about a couple of your strengths and why those will help you to be successful in this role.
Some great strengths to mention are:
- Tech Savvy
- Flexible in Schedule/Availability
- Persistent and Determined
- Eager for Knowledge/New Skills
What NOT to Say
Don't describe how others perceive you or what others have said about you. They asked you, not your coworkers, family, and friends.
1st Answer Example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to observe the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a client-facing role."
2nd Answer Example
"I am not sure what others would pick, but I feel my strengths are my dedication, determination, and ability to build long-lasting and trusting professional relationships."
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