The interviewer would like to know how you rate your technical skills. Likely, they will mention specific tech skills in the job posting or job description. First, on a scale of 1-10, discuss how skilled are you in their tech requirements. Try to avoid giving yourself a 10, since nobody is perfect, and you do not want to come across as overly confident or someone who has no room for feedback and improvement. Alternately, avoid giving yourself too little credit. You do not want to paint the picture that you are a tech dud! Try to remain in the 7.5-9.5 range while staying honest and accurate. Be sure to list which programs, apps, or systems in which you shine!
"I rate my technical skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as savvy as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my ability to pick up new tech very easily. I would say I'm strongest in GIS and AutoCAD."
"I will rate myself an eight because I value strong technical capabilities but, just like most people, I have things to learn. My strongest technical skills are in the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint."
"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I consider myself tech savvy, but not an expert. I am always striving to be better with our systems so I will take every opportunity to attend a webinar on the matter, or ask for help from a senior manager when needed. You mentioned proficiency in Red Prairie as well as SAP, which I certainly possess."
"Technology, social media, and apps are at the heart of what drives our projects. We have to communicate messages through technology, stay in touch with our clients and team, and always be in-the-know when it comes to the latest and greatest apps. I am exceptional when it comes to staying up to date with the latest marketing tech and will rate myself as a 9/10 and always improving."
"I will rate my technical skills a 7.5/10. I am newer to my career, but I have gone through a great deal of training in handling transactions through a Point of Sale system. I plan only to become better! If you have recommendations for online training, I would love to hear them."
"I should not rate myself as a 10/10 because I do not believe that one can be perfect, but I am truly the most tech-savvy person that I know. I am great with all PC and Mac related products as I use both at home, and work."
"Teachers need to be savvy when it comes to smart boards and the latest parent communication apps! I have trained myself in the use of may tech options for the classroom and would rate myself 9/10 and continually improving!"