Interview Question: What are your strengths? Help!


How can I give a good answer to this question?


First things first, you need to be honest otherwise you might be getting a job that’s not for you! However, with a research based jobs I would have thought it was useful to have an inquisitive mind, that you’re thorough and that you have calmness and patience in a pressured environment. Hopefully that sounds like you!


Be realistic! Consider your strengths/capabilities - eg what have you brought to particular scenarios? Think about a project at university (we’ve all done them) - what was it that you did well? Writing reports/summaries for example, or time-keeping/scheduling team tasks, or analysing the research findings of the team? Go for it!