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What are your strengths?

This question has been answered 103 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

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Which personal strengths 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 to complete your to-do list, understand client needs, and help you to apply what you have 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. If you can tie your strengths into the qualities mentioned in the job posting, even better!

Some great strengths to mention are:

- Communicative
- Loyal
- Collaborative
- Tech Savvy
- Flexible in Schedule/Availability
- Persistent and Determined
- Eager for Knowledge/New Skills

3D Animator answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a client facing role."
ABE Teacher answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent adult education teacher."
Addiction Counselor answer example
"One of my strengths is my ability to empathize and express my understanding to my patients. These skills make them feel more comfortable opening up to me."
Addiction Psychiatrist answer example
"I have excellent time management skills. When I am working on a project, I don’t just hit deadlines, I complete milestones well ahead of schedule."
Addiction Therapist answer example
"My greatest strength would be my patience. I can keep my cool through any situation and find a release for a stressful situation later. My stress release is reading outside in the fresh air."
Admin answer example
"I have developed many strengths in my career. One strength that consistently stands out is my strong technical skills. I am an expert user of Excel and SAP."
Air Traffic Controllers answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer as an air traffic controller."
Alcohol and Drug Counselor answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to bring everyone together. Not only for projects or during work but I have a knack of bringing people together outside of work as well."
Anesthesiologist Assistant answer example
"My greatest strength is that I am a true team player. The saying 'It's not my job' does not exist for me. Sometimes this means that I help with administrative tasks and sometimes this means that I help order supplies. Whatever the team needs, I am committed to getting it done."
Animal Shelter Worker answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of the animals, and my customers. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent animal shelter worker."
Auto Mechanic answer example
"My biggest strengths as a mechanic are my ability to troubleshoot, maintain patience on very detailed projects, and my willingness to stay up to date on changes in vehicle technology."
Bacteriologist answer example
"My greatest strength is my commitment to my work. I give 110% to each task as well as to the communication between my co-workers and clients."
Bacteriology Technician answer example
"One of my strengths is my ability to correctly operate a centrifuge, micro-pipetting equipment, thermocyclers, microscopes, biosafety cabinet, laminar flow biosafety hood and other equipment in the lab."
Bailiff answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong project management, time management and organizational skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role."
Basic answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a client facing role."
Behavioral Health Technician answer example
"My strengths are as follows: I am dependable and consider myself to be a team player. When someone else needs me, I am there - whether it's a patient or co-worker. I have been called after hours because a patient was not doing so well and I showed up to the ER immediately." "My weakness is that I have a Type A personality which stresses me out. I like for things to be a certain way and if a co-worker that I am working with is a bit too laid back, then I get annoyed. I am actively working on being patient with others as not everyone is going to be like me."
Camp Counselor answer example
"If you are excited to be a camp counselor, this question should come easy! First, say you are thrilled to be interviewing for this position, and your passion and enthusiasm for this position will be one of your strengths. Second, tell them you are excited to be a role model for kids, and your leadership skills are another strength. Third, describe how you are responsible, and are passionate about community, as your third strength. "
Campus Tour Guides answer example
"I'm a leader and an excellent communicator. I am good at observing people and noticing body language. I can tell when others feel nervous or uncomfortable and I am good at being sensitive to their needs. I like speaking in front of others, and I feel confident that these strengths will make me a great fit for this position!" If you're having trouble thinking about your strengths, take a look at your resume. Notice your accomplishments and think about the qualities you embody that made those achievements possible. Make a list of those strengths. Next, take a look at the job description and ask yourself how your qualities and skills will help you meet the requirements for the job. You are great with people and self-motivated. You are independent and don't require much supervision. Your strengths will make you the perfect fit for this role!"
Clinical Laboratory Technician answer example
"My greatest strength is that I am a true team player. The saying 'It's not my job' does not exist for me. Sometimes this means that I help with administrative tasks and sometimes this means that I help order supplies. Whatever the team needs, I am committed to getting it done."
Cosmetologist answer example
"Your strengths can be anything from your character qualities to skills that you have been working to perfect during your training. It can seem a little overwhelming to answer a question so broad, so try to narrow your focus to just a few things. Share at least one trait that is unique to you, like your ability to listen and empathize with your customers. When thinking about these traits, keep the job description in mind. What strengths will be most helpful to do this job well? You will need a steady hand and attention for detail when doing hair, makeup or nails. This would also be a great quality to share! What are some other strengths that will make you a great stylist? What are some skills you've learned that will help you be the one that will keep your clients coming back?"
Critical Care Nurse answer example
"This is the time to sell yourself and show the interviewer that you set yourself apart from the rest. Be prepared to discuss three different strengths that you can show off in the workplace. Think of the traits that make you good at your job. Reflect back on the top qualities you feel make the best Critical Care Nurse. Being positive, detail oriented and empathetic are all strengths worth sharing. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace. Your positive attitude keeps you and your co-workers in a good mood all day. Being detail oriented is crucial when calculating medication dosages. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts your work environment."
Dispatcher answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent dispatcher."
Electrician answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a client facing role. An electrician needs to be someone the customer can trust so these strengths greatly help me when dealing with clients face to face."
Elementary Teacher answer example
"I think that my greatest strength is my positive attitude. With a positive attitude, anything can be overcome and everything can be achieved because it gives me the energy I need to persist at whatever I'm doing. For example, if there's a PTA night and a student also needs my help, some people might see that as too much work. But with my positive mental attitude, I see it the situation as two valuable opportunities to help my students."
Fashion Designer answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong project management, time management and organizational skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role."
FBI answer example
"Think of a trait that has helped you get to this point in your career. You may have completed higher level degrees and worked in law enforcement prior to this interview. Whatever your background, you have strengths that have helped you to achieve your current status. Strengths can be skills or traits that can help you in all kinds of circumstances. Your strengths will help you to perceive situations with greater accuracy and be able to interpret conversations and evidence to notice the important subtleties. Attention to detail will help you make solid decisions and be precise. Think of some of the responsibilities and how your strengths will lend themselves to make you an exceptional addition to the team. "
Fulfillment Associate answer example
"Think of a trait that your family members praise you for time and time again. Is it something you have worked at for years or is it a quality you find comes naturally to you? Strengths can be skills or qualities that can help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks. In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand patient or client needs, and apply what you have learned in your training every day. Being perceptive and observant will assist you with your interactions with others. Attention to detail will help you notice and correct mistakes. What strengths of yours make you an exceptional at your job?"
Health Information Technician answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to listen to people when all they need is an ear. I've found that some people don't want advice, they simply want to be heard. I have been told by many people that I'm easy to talk to and that they always know they can come to me."
Heavy Equipment Operator answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent heavy equipment operator."
Home Health Aide answer example
"I have been told by previous supervisors that my greatest strengths include my ability to have compassion with even the most difficult of patients and situations. I am able to bring empathy to every scenario and keep my personal feelings out of the way if a patient is being unkind or rude. This benefits my employer because they can have confidence that I bring grit, and will not leave a situation because it is deemed too challenging."
Host or Hostess answer example
"Think of the traits that make you good at your job. Reflecting back on the top qualities of a host or hostess, you may want to draw from there. Having great people skills and being positive, detailed and motivated are all strengths worth sharing. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace! Your positive attitude keeps you and your co-workers in a good mood all day. Being detailed helps you pay attention to customer needs and make important notes in reservations. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts your work environment."
Junior Accountant answer example
"This is the time to discuss the talent you offer, and employers want to see that you know yourself and work within your strengths. Jump right in offering your key strengths! Maybe you are really good at analyzing data, understanding financial concepts, building rapport with internal customers, or ensuring you have a balanced budget. Be sure to mention how you use these strengths in the workplace! "
Landscaping answer example
"I am extremely detailed when planning a project. I spend time learning about the land and checking the soil to find out what plants will look and work best for the area. I am also easy going and fun to work with. Customer service is one of my highest priorities. I always take time to listen to what my client needs and wants to make sure I am able to design beautiful yards and gardens that meet their expectations." Share your strengths in the context of the job. If you are a team player, talk about how you contribute to your team by being positive and listening to others. If you are skilled at construction, give an example that shows you are inventive and creative. If you're not sure where to begin, take a look at your resume or ask some of your coworkers. You want to walk into your interview feeling confident in your abilities. Take some time to prepare by listing your strengths and a few examples. "
Line Cook answer example
"I have been told that my greatest strengths are working under pressure and organization, and I think that is true! I have a system in place that helps me with recognizing my staff, greeting customers, scheduling workers, and following up on customer feedback. I guess you could say I have a gift in this area! All of the jobs I have held have been in a fast paced environment so I have built the ability to work well under pressure. In any kitchen, this becomes a real asset during busy meal serving times.”"
Loan Officer answer example
"Think back to your past performance reviews. What positive comments have been documented? Are there any common themes? Have you ever been commended for something in the workplace? These things are your strengths! Tell the interviewer your most prominent strength, and mention that your co-workers have told you that this is your strength. It will surely impress the interviewer!"
Manager answer example
"I am not sure what others would pick, but I feel that my strengths are my dedication, determination, and ability to build long-lasting and trusting professional relationships with the people whom I lead. I look forward to using these skills in my role in your organization."
Marriage and Family Therapist answer example
"Over the years I have learned skills and ways to improve my active listening with my patients. Every session I build a better rapport with my clients through effective active listening."
Massage Therapist answer example
"This is the time to discuss the talent you offer, and employers want to see that you know yourself and work within your strengths. Jump right in offering your key strength! Maybe you're experienced at a certain massage technique or you're good at making people comfortable. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace! Maybe you use your additional training to improve the client's experience. Perhaps your great conversational skills immediately puts your clients at ease. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts the service you provide."
Medical Receptionist answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to build professional patient/customer service relationships. Patients confide in me, respect me as the face of the clinic as well as a person."
Mental Health Counselor answer example
"One of my greatest strengths is my active listening skills. I've spent years working on this and it reflects in my positive communication skills and outcomes with my clients."
Microbiologist answer example
"I have been told that I have great analytical skills. I've always been one to take the time to analyze a concern down to where it begins to get the solution to my answer. "
Millwright answer example
"My greatest strength is in my ability to use the tools of my trade. I am a mechanically inclined individual and it comes very naturally to me."
Mortgage Loan Processor answer example
"My current supervisor consistently compliments me on my ability to do calculations off the cuff. I have very strong math skills and the ability to calculate quickly in my head. It's very helpful as a mortgage loan processor."
Newspaper Delivery Driver answer example
"My greatest strength is my determination. I am always determined in everything I do to do my best work, and I will always strive to get a goal done, no matter what it takes."
Newspaper Editor answer example
"I'm great at making sure that we produce quality content on time. First of all, I have a good eye for quality. Second of all, I'm a great project manager: I have good time management skills. Last but not least, I'm very good at making sure people meet their deadlines: I know exactly how much pressure I need to give to each individual writer and when to let up."
Nursing answer example
"When faced with a stressful situation I've always had the ability to keep calm as well as keep my colleagues and patients calm."
Occupational Therapist answer example
"A strength that I would bring to this position is my years of experience working with Geriatric patients. I've worked on a multidiciplinary team treating stroke patients and have seen much success."
Personal Assistant answer example
"This is the time to sell yourself. Employers want to see that you know yourself and work within your strengths. Be prepared to discuss 3-5 different strengths that you can show off in the workplace. Think of the traits that make you good at your job. Reflect back on the top qualities of a personal assistant. If you're not sure, think about the qualities it will take to tackle the tasks laid out in the job description. Being a problem-solver, detailed, and patient are all traits worth mentioning! Next, talk about how you use each strength in the workplace. For example, your problem-solving ability helps you to look for solutions and see opportunities where others might get frustrated. Being detailed helps you to ensure you never miss a task that you are completing for a client."
Pharmacy Technician answer example
"One of my strengths is my positive attitude. It keeps me and my co-workers in a good mood all day."
Phlebotomist answer example
"My ability to work under pressure is a strength of mine. Tight deadlines, lines of patients or short staff doesn't affect my performance."
Physical Therapist answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to build professional patient/therapist relationships. Patients confide in me, respect me as a provider as well as a person."
Physician Assistant answer example
"My biggest strengths are my ability to be observant even in chaotic times. Being observant helps me notice the details in medical records and the symptoms of patients. I can make sound decisions when it comes to patient care, no matter the circumstance."
Preschool Director answer example
"This is the time to discuss the talent you offer, and employers want to see that you know yourself and work within your strengths. Jump right in offering your key strength! Maybe you are really good at mingling with large groups of people, speaking in front of large crowds, building connections with preschoolers, or getting a challenging parent to see eye-to-eye with you. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace! Maybe you use your networking skills to build rapport for the preschool at community engagements. Perhaps you have received excellent reviews for the school due to your knack for building relationships with parents. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts the school."
Private Tutor answer example
"Get excited to share what gift you have! Think back to past performance reviews or kudos you have received from your co-workers. What common positive themes were there? The things you have been recognized for over-and-over again are your strengths. Now, pick the one that you feel you are best at! Tell the interviewer your strength, and share why this strength helps you be a great restaurant manager. For example, you may say, “I have been told that my greatest strength is organization, and I think that is true! I have a system in place that helps me with recognizing my staff, greeting customers, scheduling workers, and following up on customer feedback. I guess you could say I have a gift in this area!” "
Project Accountant answer example
"I am a quick learner, a hard worker and I am incredibly persistent. I do not hesitate to go above and beyond to get the work done, and I am more than available to work after hours if necessary to meet deadlines."
Proofreaders and Copy Markers answer example
"My greatest strength is that I am extremely meticulous. I also always review my work at least twice before submission to superiors or colleagues to ensure that my work is accurate."
Psychiatric Technicians answer example
"My strength is my flexibility to handle change. As the lead Psychiatric Technician in my last job, I was able to turn around a negative working environment and develop a very supportive team."
Psychiatrist answer example
"This is the most common interview question so don’t let this question surprise you, take the time to think about what you want to say. Try not to walk into an interview without any idea of how you would answer this question. If the position requires you to be detailed orientated, multitask or meet deadlines then tailor your answer to their wish list. Read the job description and try to identify traits that the employer wants in their new hire. Have an example ready to back up your strength. If you are struggling to find your strength, ask a trusted friend or colleague what they think are your greatest strengths or go back to previous performance reviews and read over the positive feedback. Here is a my sample answer: "My strength is my resiliency as a therapist and as a person. I've worked with a lot of interesting patients over the years and wouldn't think about doing anything else."
Psychologist answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to keep calm in stressful situations. Many times my patients come to me anxious and upset but I have a way of bringing them down and making our sessions beneficial."
Quality Control Manager answer example
"I've been told by previous employers and colleagues that I am really great at giving and receiving feedback. I feel that my greatest strength is in my ability to create an environment where everyone works very openly with each other. A happy team is a productive team."
Radiologic Technologist answer example
"My greatest strength as a Radiologic Technologist is my ability to relate the medical terminology to my patients in a way that they can understand. A patient's diagnosis and treatment plan should always be clear to them."
Reading Teacher answer example
"This past year I was recognized by my faculty supervisor for my innovative thinking. I was able to implement a new reading program that incorporated music and art. The students really took to it well and it created a lot of successes for the students who struggled with reading. So, I would say that innovative thinking is a great strength of mine."
Real Estate Receptionist answer example
"My greatest strength is that I am extremely customer-oriented. For instance, while employed for (X employer) as a Receptionist, I (X further information re: past experience demonstrating your customer-oriented and relationship building skills, relevant to the job posting)."
Recreational Therapists answer example
"Think of a trait that your family members praise you for time and time again. Is might be something you have worked at for years or is could be a quality that comes naturally to you. Strengths can be skills or qualities that can help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks. In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand patient or client needs, and apply what you have learned in your training every day. Being perceptive and observant will assist you with your interactions with others. Attention to detail will help you notice and correct mistakes. Consider the strengths that make you exceptional at your job and write them down to prepare for your interview."
Residency answer example
"I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in high pressure, patient facing situations."
Residential Advisors answer example
"My greatest strength is in my listening skills. I feel that there is a great deal of wisdom that comes with you observe vs. talk. This strength would be particularly helpful in my role as an RA because so many students need a trustworthy and listening ear."
Respiratory Therapists answer example
"Think of a trait that your family members praise you for time and time again. Is it something you have worked at for years or is it a quality you find comes naturally to you? Strengths can be skills or traits that can help you in all kinds of circumstances. In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand patient needs, and apply what you have learned in your training every day. Being perceptive and observant will assist you when meeting with patients. Attention to detail will help you determine the best forms of treatment. What strengths of yours make you an exceptional respiratory therapist?"
Retail answer example
"My strongest skills that help me on a daily basis are my people-skills, and the ability to close a sale without being pushy. I relate to the customer, get to know them and their needs, build excellent rapport and can make solid recommendations that suit them. They buy, return, and repeat. And it is something I enjoy a lot. I love to see my regulars, hear about their lives, help them look and feel their best!"
Sales answer example
"I think my greatest strengths are in my communication skills- both written and oral. I also have a winning personality. I use these strengths daily for email pitching, phone call pitches or customer follow-ups, and then in person site visits."
Sales Associate answer example
"Focus on a strength that is relevant to your role as a sales associate. By doing this, you are positioning yourself as a prime candidate for the job. Describe your strength, how it applies to your work, and why it makes you so good at being a sales associate. For example, “My greatest strength is my people skills. I make customers comfortable and build trust with them. Customers have left feedback saying they didn’t feel pressured to make a purchase and that they were extremely happy with the experience they received when working with me.“ "
Sales Engineers answer example
"I feel that my greatest strength is in my ability to close a sale. Because of my strong listening skills I am able to easily make a connection between the product I am offering and what they client's needs are. This helps me greatly when it comes to closing the deal."
School Counselor answer example
" “One of my strengths is being a good listener. I have this genuine desire to help others and I believe that the best way I can do that is to first know what they need. You get that by listening to them.”"
School Cross Guard answer example
"I believe that my friends and family would say my greatest strengths are in my kindness, reliability, and organizational skills. I have many solid work and character references that could attest to this as well."
Slot Attendant answer example
" “I have been told that my greatest strength is my organization and communication skills, and I think that is true! I have a system in place that helps me with recognizing my staff, greeting customers, scheduling workers, and following up on customer feedback. I guess you could say I have a gift in this area!”"
Social Studies Teacher answer example
"Which personal strengths make you an excellent social studies teacher? Advantages can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks. In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand students needs, and guide you in your relationships with other members of your faculty. In preparing for this type of question, list your strengths. You can narrow them down by thinking about how they help you as a teacher. Think of situations where your strengths help you shine, such as dealing with an unmotivated student or when teaching a topic that most students would find uninteresting. For example, if you are an encourager and motivator, you could say that you love coaching your students. Give a specific instance, such as working with a student who was unmotivated and failing the class. This situation could incorporate multiple strengths, such as being strategic and observant, seeking to understand the problem and then coming up with a way that worked for the student to help empower them. Using examples helps the interviewer get a better picture of your strengths in action. "
Sous Chef answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to lead under pressure. In a kitchen environment, this skill is incredibly important. It has helped me to move up in my career by being able to showcase myself as a strong leader, early on in my career."
Special Education Teacher answer example
"I feel that my 2 greatest strengths are my ability to patiently listen and my inquisitive nature. My colleagues have told me previously that they appreciate how calm and collected I can stay throughout a challenging situation. Also, my previous supervisor complimented me on my inquisitive nature because she was very impressed with my willingness to research topics new to me."
Staff Accountant answer example
"What things have you repeatedly been complemented for? What are the common positive comments you receive on your performance reviews? These can be great starting points for identifying your greatest strength! Share one of these things with the interviewer stating that others have told you this is your greatest strength. Next, share how this strength will help you as an accountant. You might say something like this, "I have been told by past managers that my greatest strength is my ability to strike up a conversation with anyone! As an accountant, this will help me build relationships with my clients making us a stronger team."
Stage Manager answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong project management, time management and organizational skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role."
Substance Abuse Counselor answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to encourage patients to open up to me. I've dedicated these past four years to constantly working on my communication skills with patients and value their outcome."
Surgical Technologist answer example
"My greatest strength is in my ability to stay calm under pressure. I have experienced a lot of unexpected hurdles in the operating room and I can say that I am able to keep a calm mind and make good decisions no matter how stressful the situation becomes."
Swim Instructor answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to teach large groups of people at a time. I am able to make an impact on each student in a way that they leave their lesson feeling as though they received one on one training. This helps me to make a bigger impact on each student while best utilizing the limited time given to me, each class."
Taxi Drivers answer example
"What things have you repeatedly been complimented for? What are the common positive comments you receive on your performance reviews? These can be great starting points for identifying your greatest strength! Share one of these things with the interviewer stating that others have told you this is your greatest strength. Next, share how this strength will help you as a taxi driver. You might say something like this, "Family and friends alike have always complimented me on my sharp eye, reflexes, and quick response time. As a taxi driver, these attributes would be extremely helpful in maneuvering the vehicle in tight spots and avoiding accidents."
Teacher answer example
"This is the time to discuss the talent you offer, and employers want to see that you know yourself and work within your strengths. Jump right in offering your key strength! Maybe you are really good at mingling with large groups of people, speaking in front of large crowds, building connections with preschoolers, or getting a challenging parent to see eye-to-eye with you. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace! Maybe you use your networking skills to build rapport for the school at community engagements. Perhaps you have received excellent reviews for the school due to your knack for building relationships with parents. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts the school."
Telephone Operators answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong project management, time management and organizational skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role."
Training and Development Manager answer example
"Take a moment to reflect on the qualities that have helped you be the most successful at work. In order to be a good teacher, you have to be observant and flexible to adapt the material to the needs of your staff. You need to be strategic in your planning so that you are designing programs that make sense to employees and help accomplish company goals. Great trainers love people and they are enthusiastic. They make learning fun! Share a few of your strengths and how they will help you add value to the company. "
Training Specialist answer example
"My strengths as a trainer are really around tailoring large amounts of information into a fun, learning experience and using multiple delivery methods to make it a collaborative and engaging process for my audiences. This comes in handy when preparing sessions and improving upon them. I have great fun building relationships along the way."
Travel Agent answer example
"The interviewer is looking out for your key skills in relation to the job description so in a travel agency one of the key skills you should possess is showing good customer service and interpersonal communication because during the booking procedure of a holiday you may come into contact with people of all ages and different personalities. Adjacent to that a quick learner and an eager agile mind is necessary and also someone who can adapt easily to different scenarios. Being a well spirited team player is also a useful requisite as this will show an all round well grounded personality who should get on in any situation. Try and sell yourself in the best possible way by showing all-round strengths that are pertinent to the job role you have applied for."
TSA Screener answer example
"What do people repeatedly commend you for? What does your family tell you that you are good at? These can be great clues to your greatest strength! Tell the interviewer your greatest strength, and share how other people have told you that they admire this about you. It will surely impress!"
Underwriter answer example
"I have been told by past managers that my greatest strength is that I am disciplined. I work hard and stay focused on the task at hand. My consistency makes me reliable and gives others confidence in me. I try to ensure that I make no errors in my work for which I check and recheck my work before submission, which has always been praised by my supervisors."
Union Representative answer example
"I have been told by my colleagues that my greatest strength is my ability to strike up a conversation with anyone! As a union representative, this will help me build relationships with my employees making us a stronger team."
Urban and Regional Planners answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to see the project in a large, full picture, before beginning any solid plans. My ability to view all facets of a plan has been incredibly helpful in my career as it prevents me from making some unnecessary errors and oversights. My current manager has made this comment to me multiple times in my past performance reviews."
Video Producer answer example
"I am a quick learner, a hard worker and I am incredibly persistent. I do not hesitate to go above and beyond to get the work done, and I am more than available to work after hours if necessary to meet deadlines."
Voice Over Artist answer example
"My greatest strength is my flexibility to take on various voice over roles, whether it be a funny one, a serious one, or a more commercial tone. This makes me a great candidate because I can take on any role you ask me to."
Voice Writing Reporter answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to work with a team. I am a great team player, which makes me a good fit for this job because I am willing to work with clients who hire me to transcribe interviews, and I am a good communicator to the rest of the team on the progress of my work."
Volunteer answer example
"I am disciplined. I work hard and stay focused on the task at hand. My consistency makes me reliable and gives others confidence in me."
Warehouse Clerk answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong organizational, project management and time management skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role."
Warehouse Supervisor answer example
"What things have you repeatedly been complemented for? What are the common positive comments you receive on your performance reviews? These can be great starting points for identifying your greatest strength! Share one of these things with the interviewer stating that others have told you this is your greatest strength. Next, share how this strength will help you as a supervisor. You might say something like this, "I have been told by past managers that my greatest strength is my ability to strike up a conversation with anyone! As a supervisor, this will help me build relationships with my employees making us a stronger team."
Water Treatment Operators answer example
"I feel that my greatest strength is my work ethic. It has always been engrained in me that I need to give 100% to my employer every moment I am on the job. This dedication has helped me as a Water Treatment Operator because this job is demanding, requires attention to detail and requires me to be a safe worker. Strong work ethic keeps myself and my team safe and helps to produce a really great product."
Wildland Firefighter answer example
"I am flexible and adaptable to working in intense conditions with all different types of personalities. I can move quickly and slow down and focus when I need to. I can also switch gears between tasks, which makes me an asset to any team." There are many strengths that will make you an excellent firefighter. Your communication skills, your work ethic, your strength and your ability to make quick decisions are all essential qualities. Talk about what you bring to the table and how it will enhance the team you work with. "
Wildlife Officer answer example
"I thrive on challenges and do not hesitate to work long hours to get the job done. I also have strong relationship building skills which will absolutely benefit me in this role as I will be able to provide exceptional customer service at all times."
Writer answer example
"My greatest strength is my ability to be flexible with the speed at which I complete work. I can write fast with the same amount of accuracy as I would if I was given double the time to complete it."
Youth Worker answer example
"This is the time to sell yourself. Your strengths are skills or traits that make you good at your job. Review the job description to see if they have listed any specific qualities they want from an applicant. Being resilient, enthusiastic and trustworthy are all strengths worth sharing for this type of role. Next, talk about how you use this strength in the workplace! Your resilience helps you persevere through challenges. Being enthusiastic motivates others and helps you engage the kids in activities. Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts your work environment."

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What are your strengths?
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Organizational and management.
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Inventory, loading and unloading trucks meeting people when filling orders.
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My best skills is that I can relate to people and that with a humble heart I can help them when they need the help. I have good public relation, I also like to handle a hard situation on my own I am also very dependent in my work.
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My best skill is treating people with relationship as humble. It gives me very helpful to my life.
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My best skills were responsible working, helping, respect.
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My best skill would be my dancing but also my friendliness.
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I consider my best skill to be empathy, because I really care about each and every patient coming into the clinci and treat them as my own pet. I take the responsibility of caring for the clients animals very seriously.
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My diagnostics skills and ability to teach this to others.
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Communicating and Interacting with people.
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Ability to analyze problem and dealing with them diplomatically.
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Communication and the ability to learn fast.
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Adaptability. I can change my approach to suit the needs of the individual customer as appropriate to ensure they have a positive expereicne.
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I'd say ability to communicate effectively with Business and Development Teams. Eg. Pete and Warehouse Manager. Users of PC Client to web based TUI system.
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I'm good at conflict resolution. When there's an issue I'm careful to consider everyone's point of view in order to come up with a compromise.
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My past experience has shown me to be someone who is dedicated to my company's success, capable of making tough decisions, and committed to working as a member of a team. In my most recent position I work on a various of technologies mostly focusing on VMware products. But through those experiences I met deadlines, I committed myself to projects made sure they were done correctly. I put in many hours of research in. Worked with a variety of customers, so I got to see how to deal with frustrated customers. I have good presentation skills, I enjoy meeting and talking with and explaining to customers a variety of technologies. i. Hardworking ii. Communication iii. Teamwork iv.Passionate.
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More learning ability & more grassping power.
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Ability to work with customers and see beyond what is on the surface. Sometime it's like peeling an onion. Each layer reveals much more, till you get to the core and look at the real onion and what it has to offer. Many time you have to help customer to see beyond today to what they can become.
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My problem-solving skills and analyzing my decision before actually making it.
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I am a quick learner and a great team player.
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I feel my best skill is organization and planning.
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I'm a fast learner, that's what my current employer said.
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My parents, because they always telling me to be confindent in what everything thing im doin and not to give up bt to believe in myself.
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Yes I like working with others because with others you can share ideas and works can be done easily and in a faster way.
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My best skill is my ability to get on with a wide range of different people and to handle situations of conflict with deplomacy.
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I have the ability to think outside the box.
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I can do the work under pressure this is best skills, I am good to take right decision.
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Customer service . I have a degree in hospitality and I was working in the field for 12 years.
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I have all ways been good at people knowing what makes them tick and helping them realise and nurture their own potential skills and abilities'
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My best skills are definitely done on computer. I'm very proficient in Word applications.
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My best skill may be that I am very hard working. I always try my best to fulfilll whatever the task is given to me.
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My best skills ever I am innovative, and creative with dealing people.
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I think my beats skills are my patience confidence and my listening skills.
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My determination and quick learning ability.
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My best skill is listening.In order to provide the best service for the customer you must listen to what they tell you. If a customer is upset they must be heard before a resolution is offered. And by listening closely you can direct them to something they may not have realized they even needed.
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My best skill would be that I have the ability to turn a bad situation into a good one. I am naturally a calm person and always try and make people smile.
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Understanding the new things and grasping it ,
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I am obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. I love working out and encourage my family members to do the same. We all together try to figure out different strategies to keep ourselves fit and best of all we're able to encourage each other to take life as a gift and make the best out of it. As you must have known by now that I am an ESL instructor and I have worked relentlessly to enhance my students' language abilities through innovative ideas. Similarly I would like to make use of my teaching skills and bring about a positive change in Goodlife fitness' clients as a personal fitness instructor.
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Numerical skills, financial analysis & planning.
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I have great interpersonal skills and this helps me to build and maintain relationships pretty easily. People get to trust my word because I strive to keep my word at all times.
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My best skills would have to be being organized and self motivated and management. Managing my time to accomplish company goals.
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Critical thinking.
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Team work and willing to work alone.
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I can me flexibility. I m always cool and never comes in pressure.
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My strenght are my personality, my charact, my simpathy, my courage, i'm my strenght.
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I work hard. And provides exceptional hospitality service.
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I am hard worker, and I provides exceptional hospitality service to gusts by frindly and efficient manner.
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Communication skills, build team work, hard working and good in showing or training people.
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Very organised and adapt well to any change. I don't get stressed easily, I'm intuitive and can juggle quite a few things at the same.
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Good organizational and computer skills, high standard of writing and copying.
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I would say my strengths are, my communication skills and my organization skills, being able to manage my own workload.
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I'm very organised and hardworking.
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Dealing with people, I keep calm and listen to them and try to help.
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Communication, efficency.
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Good communication skills, self motivated.
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Attention to detail, open communication and theability to pick up new programs and processes quickly.
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Hard working, trustworthy, organized, punctual, and detail oriented.
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I believe that my strengths are l am great at multitasking, juggling various tasks at once is a skill l have picked up over the years in the multiple Personal assistant roles l have held. For example, diary management, while managing 8 solicitors along with the CEO of the company can be a struggle but a skill l pride myself in. What also stems from this is great organisational skills and time management skills without these two important strengths it makes multitasking obsolete.
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High standards for organization, computer and writing and copying along with dependability. Multi-tanker in a timely fashion.
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Good organization skills.
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I see myself a very patient person, proactive, organized and self motivated and I have proven within my previous job that I can work in tight deadline.
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What are your career goals.
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Time management, organised and professional.
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Work well under pressure in a fast environment and m unflappable.
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I am cheerful, flexible, patient, and persistent and with my passion to what I do is my strength.
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To make a task which seem to be impossible, possible.
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Good team player, good counselor, not easily frustrated.
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Organisation skills, good communication and the ability to prioritise jobs.
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Dependability, Organization, Multi-tasked.
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My exceptional IT skills, my resilience to bounce back, my ethics/ moral code, and my attitude towards life.
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Please tell us about why you are applying for this role. What skills, experience and strengths do you have that make you suitable for this vacancy? To include your current situation and future aspirations, it is essential you give us as much information as possible. Failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted for interview.
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I manage time well, I am very organized, I have good work ethics, I am tactful and coordinated.
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To make a task which seem to be impossible, possible.
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Solution seeker, resourceful, discreet, organised, preofessonal.
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I can see the finished project and will work day and night to see it through.
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Patios, driveways and lawns are my strong points, I also have a good eye for noticing defects in work that needs remedying before signing off the project to the client.
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High score in the landscape course at university.
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Hardwork, and determination.
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Well I have heightened senses pay attention to detail and can work in a interdisciplinary team.
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I do not know much about landscape architecture however I have the strong desire to learn about it.
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My strongest point in landscaping would be that I satisfy every customer that I work for. To me that is a success every landscaper looks for.
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You have to be patient.
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I don't feel I have trouble working with any patient it's just that some situations and personalities may be more challenging to my OT skills than others. For example if a service user wants a stair lift when they have difficulty transferring it is my job to work through with them why this may not be possible.
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I find patients that don't want to be involved with their goal setting frustrating, as sometimes it is difficult to know what the hope to achieve from OT. However, I always try to build a rapport with my patients to build a picture of the occupations and interests.
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Agressive alzheimer's patients.
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I at times have trouble working with clients who are not motivated to participate in therapy. This then influences my enthusiasm, however I often overcome this by building rapport and increasing the motivation to participate by tailoring the intervention to be meaningful for the client.
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I find working with patients who do not have motivation for their therapy a challenge to work with. Patients that do not find therapy important to them and do not value your help. I do find this demoralising. Also work colleagues are difficult to work with that are not team players and do not help each other out of that share their knowledge.
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I think that t it a relavant to our profession and a good question to ask.
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I find the neuro pts to be the most challenging for me.
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Children with severe behaviors.
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None I can adapt well and work with many different people.
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Patients who do not want to engage at all in therapy and that are there against there will.
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Patients who have no motivation at all.
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Senior people.
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Lazy people cause I always have corncerns will it rub off on other members of staff.
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I find it difficult to work with professionals who have lost the OT purpose and feel that because a patient does not have motivation or has been in the service for a long time they are a lost cause, I feel they may not have had the right intervention yet, and I am also aware that some people just do not want to be helped and that is there choice.
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I have not found any patient or person I have trouble working with, I try to treat everyone as an equal and look at there side of the situation when it is difficult.
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I don't have trouble working with anyone.
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I dont have trouble with any particular types of patients or people. It can be difficulty at times when I provide education to clients and they do not implement my advice. I find the best solution to this is to discuss the positive outcomes that can be achieved when my recomendations are implemented.
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A noncompliance patient who refuses to participate in treatment can be difficult for me.
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I am scared by the medical unwell.
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I am very good at approaching each patient or idea from different perspectives to arrive at the best solution for the patient. This may not be the safest or most logical solution but the patients ideal. For example I have found myself offering equipment which the patient or relative has been reluctant to accept. So I make sure they understand the reasons I'm offering it and I leave knowing why they are reluctant. I assure they can come back to me if they change their mind and more often than not they ring mine within a few days.

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