A skilled interviewer will quickly recognize your strengths and weaknesses. They do not need to inquire about them, but they still do it.
Whatever their reasons, you should pick some of the following strengths for your answer:
- communication skills
- ability to uncover the needs of a client
- sales skills
- good organization skills
- inner motivation
- true understanding of the job and the expectations of the employer
Say less, show more
It’s better to stay humble, and mention just one or two strengths. Don’t worry, they will recognize all your strengths from the way you talk, and act in an interview. Humility will win you many hearts, not only in the interviews…. What’s more, interviewers are not stupid (at least most of them aren’t). If you fail in a role play, they will not believe your answer about having sales skills. Therefore it is always better to stay humble and not boast too much about your strengths, but rather present yourself in a best possible way, so they will see the value you can bring to the team on their own.
Special tip: Interviewers in a bank do sometimes look bored. It is indeed tiring, and sometimes even boring, to interview ten, or twenty applicants on the go. However, you should not let their tiredness to distract you. Doesn’t matter what they do, you should always focus, show enthusiasm and motivation. Your attitude will soon wake us from the sleepy moods!