How to Answer: What do you feel is the one quality that sets you apart from other candidates who have applied to this position?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for a Standard Bank job interview.
19. What do you feel is the one quality that sets you apart from other candidates who have applied to this position?
How to Answer
At a reputable, successful company like Standard Bank, many qualified candidates are likely vying for the same position you are applying for. Therefore, you'll need to stand out by highlighting that one key quality that makes you the best person for this position. It might have to do with your educational or professional background, a personality trait you'll bring to the team or another aspect of your identity that makes you unique. Remember that many candidates are hardworking, motivated, and accomplished. Reflect on what is unique about your story or career trajectory to help you succeed in this role.
Don't just point out the reasons why you're qualified. Each individual who's gotten a Standard Bank interview for this role is likely qualified enough. Rather, spend time reflecting beforehand on how your unique experiences will make you the best person for the job and convey that confidently to the interviewer.
1st Answer Example
"As you know from my resume and what we've discussed so far today, I'm confident that I have the formal training and experience needed to be successful in this role. What makes me different as an applicant is my experience with shareholder engagement, ESG investing, and sustainable portfolio management. In my last role at (XYZ) company, I increased company shareholder engagement by 30% and averaged 10% returns for clients while managing their sustainable portfolios. As you can see, I'm not only passionate about these important issues but have a proven track record of success."
2nd Answer Example
"From what I understand about this role in insurance with Standard Bank, my day-to-day work will include a lot of client interaction, and I truly feel like the job description was written with my skills and abilities in mind. But I also bring a crosssection of experience via my retail sales experience. Over my five years in retail, I have developed product knowledge and selling skills that would be beneficial to this role marketing and selling insurance plans."