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Successful Interviews (Step 4 of 10): Emphasize Your Strengths

As we discussed in our previous blog, confidence and enthusiasm can help you ace an interview. One way to show your confidence is to be prepared to talk openly about your strengths.

Almost every interview follows a basic pattern, with the person conducting the interview trying to determine your strengths and weaknesses.

You’ll Want To

  • Talk about your strengths in terms of teamwork and projects you are proud to have worked on.

  • You should project strength of character and a strong work ethic (i.e.: goal oriented, flexible, committed, persistent, self-motivated, ambitious, hardworking, finish projects on time and on budget, good listener, dedicated, intelligent, multi-tasking, work-well under pressure).

  • Address the interviewer’s chief concerns (i.e.: if a HR Manager conducts the interview you might want to emphasize your interpersonal skills. On the other hand, if you are interviewed by a Technical Manager you might want to emphasize your technical skills).


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