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Interview Question and Answers: Discussing Skills

 07-APR-2011

QnA : Interview
QnA : Interview

Discussing Skills in an interview is one of the most critical part of an interview.  It allows the interviewer to assess your fit for the job.


Skills are the abilities that you bring to the Job.  Skills that you should focus on in the interview include:

  • Technical
  • Managerial
  • Teamwork/Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Soft Skills (Diligence, Hardworking, Decision Making, Time Management etc)


Interview Question:    

How long have you worked?  Please tell me about your work experience?


How to answer this Interview Question:

Talk about the number of years that you have worked.
Take this opportunity to present your career background and focus on your advancement in terms of career progression.
Highlight your experience focusing specifically on why you would be a good fit for this job.

 



Interview Question:   

Why do you think that you would be a good fit for this job?


How to answer this Interview Question:

Talk about your key skills and how you would be able to utilize them in this job.
Speak about your work.
Try to be as specific as possible about your skills and how they would be applicable to this situation.

 



Interview Question:   


Why do you think that you are better than other candidates that have applied for this job?


How to answer this Interview Question:

Talk about your skills as they are related to the position and why they would be an asset in the new job.
Speak about your work experience and how it has prepared you for the role.
Speak about areas in which you excel and how they are an asset for the new role.
Do not berate or talk negatively about others.

 



Interview Question: 

What skills do you have?


How to answer this Interview Question:

Talk about your key skills as they are relate to the job and how you would use them in this job.
Typically limit your key skills to three or four. Keep your answers clear and to the point. Make sure that you choose skills that are most relevant to the job.
Provide specific examples of how you have gained these skills or you have utilized these skills.

 


 

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