An interview question to be ready for
One of my favourite questions to ask a candidate is: Where does your main skill/expertise lie? You’d be amazed how many candidates waffle through the answer without actually saying anything. The perception is that they don’t have a focus. They are generalists. That may or may not be true, but that’s the impression the interviewer is left with.
Be prepared for the question. Remember I’m asking for information relevant to the job you are applying for. Please don’t tell me how good you are at kayaking or knitting. I need to know where your business expertise lies.
And expect me to dig deeper once you have explained why you are expert at a particular subject. I’m going to ask what you have done recently to support the answer.
This is just one more step in preparing yourself to interview for the job you really want. Watch this space for other tips and see my previous blogs.