Careers Service Strength based interviews

Typical interview questions for strength based interviews:
  • What sort of everyday things do you enjoy doing? 
  • What makes for a really good day for you?
  • What do you think are the most energising things you do? 
  • Tell me about a time when you think that "the real me" is most coming through.
  • Do you have a vision for the future? What is it about? 
  • Are you a starter or a finisher?
  • What do you love to do in your spare time? 
  • How would a close friend describe you? 
  • What qualities would you bring to a team?
  • What unique qualities can you bring to this company/role?
  • Tell me about something you are particularly proud of. 

Typical weakness questions:

  • What are the activities that you really dislike doing? Why is that?
  • Are there things that you never seem to get done or things that you always try to avoid? What are they?
  • What are the activities that drain you when you have to do them? Has it always been this way? 

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