How to Promote Your Strengths During a Job Interview

Your goal during an interview might be just to survive it. But as one of Hartford’s leading employment agencies, Stewart Staffing knows there are ways you need to make yourself stand out. One of them includes focusing on your strengths. To help you with the process, here are a few tips to remember:

Be ready to talk about experience.

Do you have 15 years of experience? Does your background align precisely with the demands of the job opening? Whatever the case, be ready to dig into specifics about your experience, including quantifying it with numbers, percentages and facts.

Highlight relevant accomplishments.

Before the interview, think through a handful of accomplishments or accolades you’ve achieved in your career that are most relevant to the position. For instance, if you work in a sales job and earned “salesperson of the year” last year, talk about that, how you did it, and the impact it had on your organization. The more specific you can get, the better.

Share stories.

People remember stories and hiring managers or HR professionals are no different. That’s why another key tip to standing out and showcasing your strengths involves sharing relevant success stories. This can be a time you went above and beyond for a client, or when you received a special recognition from your boss. Just make sure whatever stories you do share, they tie into the position you’re interviewing for.

Practice what you say.

You don’t want to come off as too rehearsed during a job interview. However, you do want to come off as polished. That’s why it’s important to practice your answers ahead of time, working to tie in your strengths to the responses you deliver. At the same time, you want to make sure the information you offer is done so in a compelling and natural way.

If your nerves get the best of you when you’re interviewing, take this a step further and ask a friend or family member to conduct a mock interview. When you practice, you’ll feel more confident and perform better as a result.

Need more help acing your next interview?

Stewart Staffing is a great place to start. As one of Hartford’s leading employment agencies, we can help you with all aspects of your search from polishing your interview skills to landing the job you want. Contact us today to learn more.

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