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    What are your strengths?

      The interviewer wants to know, specifically, what will make you good at this job. Dissect the job posting for the needs of the company. Focus on the strengths that will ensure your success in this job.

      Avoid overused responses such as' I am an excellent communicator,' or 'I am a hard worker.' The interviewer wants to see how you stand out from other candidates. Your strengths can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My greatest 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. I understand, from the job description that you seek a Client Manager who brings an honest and empathetic approach to customer engagement. These strengths that I mention align very well with this need."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "I place a lot of value on continually educating myself and spend a great deal of my spare time learning and growing professionally and personally. I am thoughtful and have a high level of emotional intelligence. I appreciate that everyone has an opinion and a unique approach to work. Taking this understanding, I can patiently adapt to a variety of communication approaches. Lately, I have been working on my technical skills, and for the past six months, I attended an online course focused on Excel skills. I am proud to say that I am now an Excel power user!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "My greatest strengths include understanding employee differences and unique needs and my ability to delegate tasks according to individual strengths. I build long-lasting and trusting professional relationships with the people whom I lead because they appreciate that I look deeper into their needs and greatest assets."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "I believe my greatest strength lies in my analytical and creative mind, as well as my desire to learn. I have worked hard to cultivate my creativity and grow my professional understanding of digital marketing through numerous workshops and masterminds that I attend. I have gained an understanding of both the creative and the analytical sides of marketing, which sets me apart, as other marketing professionals tend to lean one way."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "My greatest strengths include my ability to boost confidence and buy-in from my team members. I like to excite the team at the beginning of the day with my cheerful, go-getter attitude. I am also highly self-aware and an excellent listener, which helps when it comes to assisting customers and closing a sale without being pushy. I relate to the customer, get to know them and their needs, build excellent rapport and make educated recommendations that suit them. These customers buy and often return. My closing rates and referral rates are the second-highest in the company out of 45 retail associates."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "My greatest strengths are in my communication skills and my ability to win others over. I have the innate ability to read a room and quickly adapt based on the overall vibe and personalities of those present. I believe that my communication and people-based strengths have greatly contributed to my overall success in sales. I leverage these strengths for tasks such as writing emails, pitching clients, or renewing and negotiating contracts."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "My genuine passion and joy for teaching, and my focus on student wellbeing are my greatest strengths. I truly enjoy what I do every single day, and I view my job as a blessing. I recognized my passion for teaching early on in my college education when I switched my focus to an education degree, and I followed my desire to be a mentor and a positive influence on children."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Building Inspector interview

      "I am meticulous, efficient, and a strong communicator. I pride myself on not taking shortcuts and always producing quality results. I am honest and direct, but I also know how to speak to people in a way that is thoughtful and respectful. I take initiative in projects and I am very personable."

      Elisabeth's Answer
       for a Landscaping interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Residency interview

      "My greatest strengths are my attention to detail and ability to focus. I am very observant and a natural listener. This helps me to slow down enough to really listen to my patients and colleagues. I pick up on small details and devote my attention to whatever I am doing in the present. Even when I have other things going on, I am able to hone in on the task at hand and devote my full attention to each and every patient so they receive the care they deserve."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Dispatcher interview

      "I am quick thinking, reassuring, and an effective problem solver. The role of a dispatcher is very serious and high-pressure; I take this duty very seriously. I am a great fit for the job because I can think on my feet, I remain calm and collected, and even in a high stress situation, I'm able to think clearly and make smart decisions. I know how to calm others down and continue talking with them until I know they are safe. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent dispatcher."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Animal Shelter Worker interview

      "I am compassionate, committed, and remain very aware. I realize that animals need love and care and should always be treated with respect, but I also know that animals can often be unpredictable and utilize survival instincts when they feel threatened. When I am with a new animal, I remain on my guard and observe their behavior. When an animal has warmed up to me, I enjoy showering it with love and helping to care for its needs. When my heart is really in something, I remain very loyal."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a ABE Teacher interview

      "I am a very patient and persistent person. Many of my students' parents would describe me this way; they have been very appreciative that I'm just not willing to give up on anyone. I exhaust all of my options and resources and still go above and beyond to serve my students and their families. I know all students are capable of learning, and I will stop at nothing to assist in any way possible."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Heavy Equipment Operator interview

      "I am very thorough, I work well with a team, and I am careful to always follow safety protocols. I go the extra mile to ensure things are done right and everyone is safe. This only benefits the team and the company as a whole. Safety is a top priority, not only so people don't get hurt, but to demonstrate care and concern for your team members' wellbeing. This is what builds trust and camaraderie on a team. I also pride myself on performing high quality work in an effort to lead by example and encourage others to do the same."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a 3D Animator interview

      "My top strengths include my attention to detail and my ability to build relationships. I am a very relational person, and I enjoy getting to know my colleagues on a personal level. I think this fosters a very positive environment at work. Former colleagues often asked me to review their work, because they know I pick up on even the smallest of details that can make a big difference as an animator. I am very observant, focused, and driven, and I'm always willing to lend a hand."

      Darby's Answer
       for a Veterinarian interview

      "I realize that salaries are often determined by the amount of experience an applicant has. I appreciate the fact that employers recognize experience as a factor in determining pay and am willing to show that I am worthy."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Stage Manager interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Electrician interview

      "My main strength is my experience. I have been wiring homes since I was a teenager working with my Dad's remodeling company. Second, my organizational skills are my second strongest asset as an Electrician. I keep my wiring clean and my job site organized."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Reading Teacher interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Campus Tour Guides interview

      "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!"

      Nisha's Answer
       for a Environmental Scientist interview

      "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."

      Clara's Answer
       for a Wedding Planner interview

      "My greatest strength is my ability to actively listen. I am able to learn a great deal more from and about others when I demonstrate a genuine interest in what they're saying and offer them space to fully formulate and express their thoughts. I take notes, I observe what is and is not being said, and I paraphrase to clarify my understanding. When it comes to wedding planning, this skill is particularly crucial in building a strong client relationship and sense of trust in our ability to communicate and execute a vision together."

      Elisabeth's Answer
       for a Wildland Firefighter interview

      "I am flexible and adaptable to working in intense conditions with 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."

      Krista's Answer
       for a Psychiatric Aides interview

      "I believe my greatest strength is my ability to remain calm in stressful situations and when working under pressure. I worked in the restaurant industry before coming into this field, and we were always busy with a long wait for customers. Some customers would be upset with the wait and take it out on me when serving them. I always remained pleasant and provided excellent customer service. At the end of their meal, most of my customers were happy and laughing. I was always the server who made the most tips because I did not let the customers get to me."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales Associate interview

      "My greatest strength is my people skills. I make customers feel comfortable and quickly build trust with them. Customers have left feedback for me saying they didn't feel pressured to make their purchase, but rather, empowered that they had found the best product for them. This strength will benefit Company ABC, should I be hired as your next Sales Associate, since I will focus on the customers ' core needs to ensure I recommend products that will turn them into raving fans."

      William's Answer
       for a Network Administrator interview

      "One of my greatest strengths is attention to detail. I am very patient and will take the time to examine all the details of the task I am working on. This helps me identify anomalies or locate the source of an issue I am trying to fix. I often see things that other people miss, and this has helped to save our organization time and money."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Real Estate Receptionist interview

      "My greatest strength is that I am extremely customer-oriented. I strive to treat all clients with the utmost respect and professionalism. I always maintain my composure and reflect the values of the company I represent. For instance, in my previous role, I was the first person to encounter an upset client one morning. I made sure to listen, validate their feelings, and then offer up a solution to that client. They left me to meet with my boss with a much more positive attitude having felt heard and as if I had shared the burden of their problem."

      Nisha's Answer
       for a Underwriter interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Elementary Teacher interview

      "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."

      Shane's Answer
       for a Student Teacher interview

      "When I first started observing a classroom in college, I had a student that was trying to get a rise out of me. They started saying some inappropriate things in my direction. Instead of me reacting by yelling or getting upset, even if I felt that way inside, I spoke calmly towards the student, got the homeroom teacher involved, and it never happened again with that student."

      Darby's Answer
       for a Travel Nurse interview

      "I used to work in a health unit and one of my primary jobs was to well-child exams and health screenings and to give immunizations to pediatric patients."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Physical Therapist interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Psychiatric Technicians interview

      "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."

      Cassandra's Answer
       for a Youth Program Director interview

      "I think my greatest strength is being approachable, it is very important for youth to be comfortable going to an adult when they need help with something. Also, being approachable is important for staff and parents/guardians to feel comfortable coming to me with any issues or concerns."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Mental Health Counselor interview

      "One of my greatest strengths as a Mental Health Counselor is my knowledge of the cognitive-behavior therapy problem-solving approach for clients with mental health concerns. By using a variety of problem-solving techniques, I can quickly get to the heart of the matter and help my clients to heal at a consistent pace. This strength takes practice and education, and it is an area where I am well-skilled. I understand that your clinic is exploring more therapy methods related to CBT, such as problem-solving, social skills training, and cognitive restructuring. I use solution-based counseling methods to get my clients to a point where they display good decision-making skills and feel empowered. I have completed additional training in cognitive behavior therapy, and I believe my approach will be an excellent complement to your clinic."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Substance Abuse Counselor interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Youth Worker interview

      "My most significant asset for this role is the combination of relevant education and real-life experience in Youth Work. This blend of knowledge and experience is the foundation behind my success as a Youth Worker. After completing my diploma in Leadership, I began a diploma in Counselling. This unique education combination has allowed me to develop critical strengths, such as building healthy relationships and clear communication with clients. I have also gained strengths in facilitating group therapy sessions and one-on-one therapy sessions. In 2018, I worked for ABC Health Care Group as a group therapist. Here, I gained knowledge of medications and proper distribution. I was responsible for community outreach and keeping in contact with clients. I wrote case reports and received training in privacy legislation, as I was responsible for accessing private medical records. While earning my diploma in Counselling, I performed a lot of research and spent a great deal of time volunteering. This research and volunteer work helped me to see where my greatest passions were, and which career path would best suit me. Thanks to these experiences, I am now ready to shine in a role such as this."

      Nisha's Answer
       for a Union Representative interview

      "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."

      Angela's Answer
       for a Executive Assistant interview

      "I find that motivation often leaves you, and it's vital to leverage my discipline in conjunction with motivation. Some techniques that I use to stay motivated are creating small task items from more significant goals. This task list allows me to achieve quick wins that keep me engaged throughout my day. Additionally, I reflect on my impact on the company and consider what would happen if I don't stay motivated. If I find myself getting off track, I regroup and use prioritization methods to identify what needs my immediate attention to course correct."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Anesthesiologist Assistant interview

      "Yes, I am a Certified Anesthesiologist Assitant. I set a goal early in my career to become a CAA, and while it was a lot of hard work, it was very worth it. Because I am a CAA, I am able to do more things on my own Compared to my colleagues who are not certified, and I am able to make clinical decisions using my own knowledge rather than having to depend on a physician. Because my certification is recognized by the state board of medicine, I get to work much more independently, which is something I enjoy."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Sales Engineers interview

      "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 the client's needs are. This helps me greatly when it comes to closing the deal."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Warehouse Supervisor interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Wildlife Officer interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Medical Receptionist interview

      "My greatest strength is that I am a quick learner. I learn new systems and processes quickly, I remember regular patients, and I catch on quickly to routines and procedures. I am great with technology and learn scheduling, billing, and records management quickly. I enjoy performing routine tasks and interacting with patients in this role. I am excited for the opportunity to continue my career at this office."

      Christina's Answer
       for a Newspaper Delivery Driver interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Bacteriologist interview

      "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."

      Christine's Answer
       for a Training Specialist interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Swim Instructor interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Bacteriology Technician interview

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Newspaper Editor interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Physician Assistant interview

      "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."

      William's Answer
       for a Computer Systems Analyst interview

      "My professional strengths include attention to detail, focus on outcomes, the ability to collaborate across the organization, and strong leadership skills. An example of these is when I identified a bug in a piece of code my team and I were implementing. My attention to detail allowed me to do this effectively."

      Nisha's Answer
       for a Microbiologist interview

      "I would say that my greatest strength is adaptability. I am adaptable in my communication style, in how I support others, and in my prioritization of tasks. I'm able to remain confident and positive when things change, even when it is a difficult or unexpected pivot."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Phlebotomist interview

      "I like working with people, but wasn't sure if a nursing career was what I wanted. I thought working as a phlebotomist would give me the opportunity to care for others while learning more about the healthcare industry."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Psychologist interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Home Health Aide interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Business Analyst interview

      "Looking at my key strengths, and the strengths of other business analysts that I admire, I would say that an elevated sense of business operations through a variety of industries is fundamental. Also, to be a skilled listener who can read between the lines of what is said and what is truly happening is very helpful. Excellent data analysis is also an area where every business analyst should be highly skilled. "

      William's Answer
       for a Information Security Analyst interview

      "I believe that my strengths relevant to this position include my professionalism, attention to detail, focus on constant improvement, and ability to collaborate with both my team as well as organizations outside of IT. Combined, these enable me to do my job to the best of my ability and to achieve the business results the organization is looking for. I make an effort to try to improve these strengths through continuing education, research, and feedback."

      Elisabeth's Answer
       for a Nursing interview

      "I am very active in my church, and I consider myself a very devout Christian. At the hospital that I work at, I often care for patients who have much different religious belief than my own, as I work in a very culturally diverse area. While some people in my church family have asked me if it is 'weird' for me to care for these people, for me, it isn't weird at all. I enjoy taking care of all people, and feel like it is my calling, no matter who they are or what religion they practice. I strive to give the best care possible to all my patients, despite how different their beliefs, religious or otherwise, may be from mine."

      Josh's Answer
       for a Structural Engineer interview

      "I think my biggest strength as a structural engineer is that I genuinely feel extremely passionate about crunching numbers and tackling challenging design problems. When I break out my paper, pencil, and calculator to work through a problem, it feels like time passes extremely quickly. I'm always excited for a new project and the challenges that come with it."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Millwright interview

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a School Counselor interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Auto Mechanic interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Air Traffic Controllers interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sous Chef interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer

      "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."

      Christina's Answer
       for a Writer interview

      "One strength that makes me a sought-after writer is my ability to take a complicated topic and make it easy for anyone to understand. I do this by drawing analogies and similarities to which the reader can quickly relate. When it comes to compelling content, the ability for the reader to easily relate to the topic is most important."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Surgical Technologist interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Residential Advisors interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Audiologist interview

      "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."

      Christine's Answer
       for a Line Cook interview

      "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've 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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Urban and Regional Planners interview

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Taxi Drivers interview

      "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."

      Neha's Answer
       for a Behavioral Health Technician interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Security Guard interview

      "I am a very pragmatic and confident person, which I believe are incredibly important traits for a security guard to possess. These traits allow me to make quick decisions while relying on fact versus impulse."

      Christina's Answer
       for a Voice Over Artist interview

      "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."

      Clara's Answer
       for a Water Quality Analyst interview

      "Water treatment primarily focuses on health and safety, though it also incorporates a cosmetic function as well. The three main purposes of water treatment are: to remove any toxic or health-hazardous chemicals, to remove - or inactivate - any potential disease-causing microorganisms, and simply to improve the aesthetic quality of the water."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Preschool Director interview

      "My greatest strength, as it relates to this Preschool Director role, is my compassion. The high level of compassion that I possess helps me to show up for students who struggle academically and to be present for teachers who need additional professional development to succeed. The compassion that I possess means that I can reach out to those that I lead in a way that is supportive and non-judgemental - elements that I believe are critical in an education-based environment such as your preschool. The compassion that I bring will match the needs of your school community as I will be emotionally available to your students, faculty, and the school community as a whole."

      Darby's Answer
       for a Urologists interview

      "I would say, 'Be open to changes and unexpected discoveries.' I started medical school thinking I would do gynecology, but like many other things in life, that changed."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Occupational Therapist interview

      "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 with that patient population."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Addiction Psychiatrist interview

      "One of my strengths is my ability to empathize and express my understanding to my patients. This added level of empathy and care makes them feel more comfortable talking to me."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Water Treatment Operators interview

      "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."

      Darby's Answer
       for a Surgical First Assistant interview

      "The thing I dislike about being a surgical first assistant actually has nothing to do with my job title. What I dislike, like everyone in the healthcare industry, is having to acknowledge that we cannot heal or save everyone. Sometimes we go into a surgery and the patient tolerates a procedure well and recovers without incident. Other times, the patient's condition is too fragile and they do not survive. That is the most difficult thing about my job."

      Christina's Answer
       for a Voice Writing Reporter interview

      "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."

      Darby's Answer
       for a Activities aide interview

      "When I first became an activities aide, a mother of one of the children reported to the director that she thought I was not as attentive to her child as I should be. When my supervisor talked with me about the complaint, I was able to give an account of my day and what activities I conducted that included the child in question. We were able to create a plan of activities for the parent to review and agree to. Our effort to resolve the issue showed the mother that we were willing to work with her and we never had any other issues."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a School Cross Guard interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Addiction Therapist interview

      "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."

      Audra's Answer
       for a Video Producer interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a TSA Screener interview

      "My greatest strength is my emotional resilience. I know that the TSA is seeking Screeners who are skilled in decision making and have emotional maturity while showing sensitivity to others. When it comes to these mental demands, I will meet and exceed your expectations. Based on my previous work experience in high-pressure roles such as large events security, I have proven my ability to make wise, calculated decisions that benefit large public groups. I fully embrace the inclusion efforts put forward by the TSA and have shown my desire to help diverse groups through the volunteer efforts listed on my resume. I am emotionally mature and have been practicing stoicism for the past three years, which means training myself to be emotionally resilient."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Patient Services Coordinator interview

      "When faced with a stressful situation I've always had the ability to keep calm as well as keep my colleagues and patients calm."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Warehouse Clerk interview

      "The warehouse I currently work is organized very well, with a variety of storage areas, and clearly marked loading and unloading zones. We also have a highly efficient row system and a central picking area. I understand that some warehouses are not as streamlined as this one, but I do appreciate organization as it greatly speeds up delivery time and improves the customer experience while boosting employee satisfaction."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Staff Accountant interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Special Education Teacher interview

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Property Manager interview

      "My greatest strength in my work is probably my ability to listen. I listen closely to try to understand people's needs and I do my best to meet them. My ability to listen and understand helps me to build strong relationships with people and this allows others come to trust me. I also listen closely whenever I have the opportunity to learn, whether it be from a continuing education course, a colleague, a tenant, or a book I'm reading. I consider myself a lifelong learner and always do what I can to perform at my very best."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Mortgage Loan Processor interview

      "My greatest strength is to remain organized and attend to details, regardless of how busy I am. This strength allows me to handle a lot of cases without sacrificing accuracy. I've developed systems and strategies to help me maintain order."

      Christine's Answer
       for a Volunteer interview

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer

      "From my understanding, your company is expanding its number of remote workers, and one of your greatest needs is to build a virtual employee learning portal. I have built and delivered several programs online, both in the form of pre-recorded webinars and self-guided online curriculums. I also understand that your industry is very high-stress, and your employees are under a great amount of pressure. I believe it's critical to address topics such as stress management. I have delivered training sessions during employee retreats focused on mindfulness and dealing with stress in the workplace. I will be able to build a fantastic program for your employees focused on building better ongoing support when it comes to mental health, stress-management, and mindfulness practices. My background in HR and communications make me a unique asset in the sense that I have a full understanding of what it takes to support employee needs while aligning them with company goals."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a Radiologic Technologist interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Quality Control Manager interview

      "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."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Cardiovascular Technologist interview

      "I believe that continued education is always a good idea. I like to expand my medical knowledge whenever possible. With that said, my job would always come first. I understand that you have a tuition reimbursement program for your employees seeking additional cardiovascular coursework. I would be interested in learning more about this down the road."

      Heather's Answer
       for a Alcohol and Drug Counselor interview

      "My greatest strength is my ability to bring everyone together. Not only for projects or during work but I have a knack for bringing people together outside of work as well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Marcie's Answer
       for a Online Marketing interview

      "I'm a pretty easygoing person and believe that I would work well on most teams. However, I prefer it when my manager has a hands-off mentality once I've earned their trust. I also enjoy a team that is dynamic and innovative as I like to brainstorm new and exciting ideas with others. I have also found that I enjoy startups and smaller companies as I like to have a hand in lots of areas and see the direct impact of my work."

      Heather's Answer

      "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."

      Ryan's Answer
       for a FBI interview

      "My greatest strengths include my tenacity, my generous nature, and the fact that I am decisive. I have a real passion for helping others, meaning I will provide the human empathy that is needed to be an incredible Special Agent. At the same time, I will never give up or stop, until the job is done."

      Clara's Answer
       for a Wedding Photographer interview

      "I do not have strong restrictions on photo-sharing, though I do ask that a caption indicating my company is included in any photos shared. I am also able to provide selected photos with my logo tastefully printed on a corner of the image if captioning isn't an option."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am hardworking, driven, and dedicated to every task that I take on. I am very adaptable and anticipate the needs of my bosses. Collaborating within teams is also a strong suit of mine. As I value the importance of education, I am always looking forward to learning."

      Rachelle's Answer

      The strengths that you mention are very strong. I have reworded your response for clarity.

      "I am hardworking, driven, and dedicate myself to every task given to me. I am very adaptable and able to anticipate the needs of my supervisors. Team collaboration is also a strong suit. I value education and am always seeking out new learning opportunities."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have great attention to detail and investigating skills. I'm the ultimate team player, always willing to help out where I can. I'm good at following up and seeing something through to the end."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These are excellent strengths to mention. Nice work!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "My strengths are my ability to adapt to different situations, my written and verbal communication skills, and my ability to relate to people in a way that may make them feel more comfortable in high-stress situations."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These are excellent strengths! You sound mature, prepared, and easy to work alongside. Be sure to match your strengths with the must-have skills outlined in the company job description, wherever possible.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have always been an analytical person. This is very crucial in positions I have held in analyzing customer accounts, reporting, leading a team, buying consumer credit, commercial credit, and floorplan credit."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Awesome! It's fantastic how you drew in some of your critical responsibilities. This approach will remind the interviewer how capable you are with specific tasks.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I connect with people easily and quickly in an authentic manner. I care very much about people and their ability to succeed ( however that looks for them). Feedback is essential to one's success, and without it, we, as leaders, deny people the opportunity to be the best they can be. I excel at coaching and developing people's ability to provide feedback in a meaningful way."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These are exceptional strengths to have in your line of work. You laid out this answer very well.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would say that my strengths are my curiosity, drive, and ability to energy from interacting with other people by building long-lasting and trusting professional relationships with the people within my team, dependencies teams, and external stakeholder. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a graduate role. I look forward to using these skills in my role in your organization."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This answer is great! Very specific and shows your well-rounded character and personality.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "One of my biggest strengths is Attention to Detail. For example, when I plan a trip, I list every detail, such as the weather each day, the comparison of restaurants or the time, mode of transportation and price from one place to another. My friends say they like to travel with me because I am very particular about details and pursue perfect travel."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds like you would be wonderful to travel with! These are excellent strengths, which will be of huge benefit to the cruise line guests. Try to tie that together in your response. I have offered an example, below.

      "One of my biggest strengths is attention to detail. For example, when I plan a trip, I list every detail, such as the weather for each day, comparison of restaurants, and mode of transportation. My friends say they like to travel with me because I am very particular about details and pursue perfect travel. This strength will benefit your guests because I will be able to help them make educated decisions on how to best experience the area on our stops."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would say curiosity, drive, the ability to communicate with difficult employees with ease, and help build long-lasting relationships that would benefit the team and company. This strength has always helped me to be the best employee in every job that I have taken so far."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These are awesome strengths to bring to any employer. When it comes to each specific company interview, be sure to tie these strengths in with the organizations' needs or pain points as much as possible.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "My strengths are my communication skills, problem-solving skills, and my work ethic"

      Rachelle's Answer

      Try being more specific so that the interviewer has a very clear idea on what they can expect from you, if hired.

      "My strengths include my verbal communication, my ability to problem solve using logic, and my strong level of reliability."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I always like to take my self out of comfort zone , in the scence of challenging my self clinically and socialy and sport wise, I also have thick skin for crtissim actually I think that if some one does that for you that means that this person cares about you"

      Lauren's Answer

      I assisted with grammatical edits.

      "I pride myself on the ability to step outside my comfort zone. I am also receptive to criticism, because I accept it as a means to improve. Those who offer feedback show they care about my betterment, so I take no offense to it."

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