4. What are your strengths?

The job interview question, “What are your strengths?” may seem like a slam dunk question on its face.   After all – this is your chance to brag a bit.  That’s what the question is designed to do – allow you to “sell” yourself and your strengths.

However, if you’re not careful – the answer you give to this job interview question may actually HURT your chances at getting the job offer.

Some candidates make the mistake of talking too much and sharing too long a list of strengths  or talking eloquently about strengths that are not relevant for the  particular opportunity they’re pursuing.

There are some additional tips and tricks for using this question as a great opportunity to shine (or a missed chance) that you can see in the following answers.

See 12 unique answers to this question below. Just follow each link to see what real people said. Review the rating for each answer. These real-life examples are a powerful short-cut to help you write your own answer to this frequently asked job interview question, “what are your strengths?”

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Terry Kozlowski

Seen on TV nationally as a Career Strategist and Interview Expert on NBC, Fox News, heard on radio stations across country, contributed to or been profiled in print media including The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune.