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What Is (Are) Your Strengths? - Interview Answers

This is a simple and popular interview question. Generally people answer it in two ways. There are people who simply state their strength like “I am Young, Dynamic, Intelligent, Smart and so on…”. Such answer is neither right nor wrong but does not help u in any way also.

Secondly there are peoples who state their strengths and explain them how he can use his strength for the job and industry.

Do not simply state your strength. Everyone has some strength, all you need is to convert them into benefits. In short, try to advertise yourself by converting your features into strengths.


Your answers can be :

1) I am a hard worker and because of this ability I can work for additional hours to accomplish my tasks.I am commitment oriented and hence I always enjoy the trust and confidence of my team mates which enables me to perform my duties very easily.

2) I am adaptable, so I can handle any type of people and situations and also bring out the best from them in spite of conflicting situations or opinions. I am a quick learner, so I can any subject quickly and analyze my job and add value to it as well as I can identify the problem and solve them faster and better.

3) My strength is that I have very strong values and ethics and a very good eye for detail. I believe in strong relationships and have a very supportive family and very good friends.

4) I’ve always been a great team player and therefore I can work efficiently to produce quality work in a team environment.I can accomplish a large amount of work within a short period of time hence I get things done on time.


Your answer can be:

“Well, I believe I am good at planning and execution, and working with people. I’ve always been good at detailing all the steps too. Even in college, I used to spend time organizing my week and planning a strategy to tackle each class and assignment. I love working in a team environment where I try to use strengths of each individual in a team and hence produce the best results.”


"A hard worker always do right things but a smart worker always put things right."


As an individual, I am a package of all my strengths that I have stated to you and I strongly believe that if you have to select me, you have to do so for all my strengths put together and not for one strength in isolation. However if you still insist that you would like to select me for a specific strength than the prerogative is yours sir.


- What is (are) your Weakness (Weaknesses)?

- Can you work well under pressure? (Or How well do you handle stress and pressure?)

- What are your short term goals/career aspirations?

- What are your long term goals/career aspirations?

- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

- Why should we hire you over other candidates?

-Tell Us Something About Yourself ?

- How Do You Think You Conducted Or Performed During This Interview?

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  1. hey i m married women i went for one interview..there they asked me to sign 3 yrs bond for job...i denied usual i lost tt offer? wat wud u hv answered if u were in my place?

  2. anyways watever u written.. to get success in interview is awsome really .. it ll help all job seeker..thanx

  3. one more question.. i left my job in oct i again want to pursue my professional career but now im getting very diffculty to find gud for me as sum companies saying tt i hv long gape so i cant be tt competitive? how i can convince them..can u plz give me sum tips?

  4. Hi vandana, Thanks for visiting the blog.

    About your query,
    If i were in your place i would think of three things : Company's Profile , Salary and Work environment where i have to stick for 3 years.

    I would have answered - "Since i have to get into a bond for 3 years, can i have some time to think over it because i need to consider a lot of things (like social and geographical factors) before accepting the offer."

  5. Hi vandana,

    See, the only thing any company checks in a professional or an employee is "Positive attitude and willingness to excel."

    When they say you are not competitive, Be stern and say "I am confident that i can handle the work more efficiently and its not that i was not in touch with my work during the gap, i was trying to better myself each day during the period. Even if you think that I'm not Competitive, you definitely would agree that I have other qualities that appealed you, for which you are now interviewing me(say it with a smile).

  6. good job buddy, its really helpful for us

  7. uttam plz give some practical incidents of interview, i.e. in which interviewer is asking question and interviewee are giving the answer. 100% practical aspects of it

  8. I received an email from a company which I sent a resume to schedule an interview. I sent a reply for my availability. After sending it I realized that my email had a minor problem with grammar. I have not heard from the company yet. What do you suggest I do?

  9. Hats off Uttam, you are doing a great job by maintaing such a valuable site.

  10. haii uttam...really it's a nice blog for us...
    i have completed my btech in tha stram of i'm attending intrvw for MBA admission.
    tell me abt urself is a big qns before me....u have solved it to some extent thanq for that...
    now i need ur opinion r suggestion to my preparation..i'm presenting it before

    well,i'm a person with simple values which always help me in motivating myself and achieving things.mostly i like 3words..1)ambition2)intiative3)hardwork
    i'm quick learner of my mistakes which makes more perfect towards the work..
    love challenges before me and like to maintain strong relationship with others...awaiting ur response as soon as possible...thanq

  11. hey there ...doing a great job ..i really appreciate and as a fresher ..i really wish ur guidance helps me get into a good job :)

  12. suggestions are very good....

  13. hi,uttam ji,its awsome and i impressd by ur answers. i am B.E/ece,trying out to get the job .so give me sme tips inorder to crack technical round if something we dnt know,pls

  14. Hi, Uttam. I am not sure if i will be able to get a response back fromt his blog. But anyways i am still going ahead and posting my query.
    I have been working in the middle east ( dubai ) for the past 8 years and now i have plans to relocate back to India. Professionally i am very cofident about what i do...but i am not sure if i will be able to sink in with the indian corporate culture. for me it a big step and a different ball game alltogether.
    i have started applying on online jobsites.
    My question is how do i find work and what is the process of joining a company with 8+ yrs experience.

  15. Hi Rahila,

    Thanks for visiting the blog.

    Well i dont think you will find any kind of problems in adjusting with the indian corporate culture.

    The kind of experience you have, i feel it wont be difficult for you to find a job in india. There is a great requirement of expeienced professionals in indian corporates.

    You can get yourself registered with indian job portals like,, etc.

    The process of joining differs for all companies. Once you get shortlisted the process will be made clear to you by the respective organization.

    In case you have any problems or you need any kind of help from me, you can mail me directly at:

    Uttam Agrawal

  16. can i email you my query??

  17. Hello friend,

    Thanks for visiting the blog.

    You are always welcome to mail your query.

    Uttam Agrawal

  18. Hey doing good job, this blog is really helpful...

  19. This is amazing! Exactly what iv been looking for! Im not the best with my wording so this helps me wonders to get my true point across professionally. Thank you!

  20. this is reaaly very helpfull..

  21. Thanks for this blog it helps me a lot!
    Keep up the good work


  22. Good answers but there is lots of room for improvement

  23. hiiiiiiii
    suggestion is a very good think.

  24. "What are you looking for in a job if we employ you?" what if i am asked a question like this?

  25. i am going for iterview on this monday for a position of chemical lab technician ? so anyone know what should i have to answer for the question of what are your strength and example for it ?
    as well as why should we hire you ?

  26. State's latest govt jobs announcement is very rare and this much posts especially for lecturers is sure a boon for those who are sincerely trying for Government Jobs.

  27. i am going for iterview on this monday for a position of chemical lab technician ? so anyone know what should i have to answer for the question of what are your strength and ,example for it ?

  28. Here i found that an excellent question and anwsers of the fresheres and experiences persons interview answers..
    government jobs in maharashtra


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