How to answer How would a close friend describe you? Strength based interview question. These days many big companies and organisations have started using strength based interview questions to their applicants.
There are many benefits of using these type of interview including:
Candidates can’t be prepared for Strength questions as they are quick fire questions. Candidates can’t rehearse the answers however they can always make a research about the company which would be very handy during the interview. They are talking about what they enjoy and dislike doing.
Another reason why Strength questions are being popular is those type of interviews are best when candidates has no previous work experience.
Aviva, BAE Systems, Barclays, Cisco, EY, Nestle, Royal Mail and Unilever all use strength interviews.
Border Force, Police and some other Government bodies use Strength interviews as well. They have lots of useful information at their website.
A common question is how would a close friend describe you so this question is aimed at seeing herself where you are so what would they think is most important to you how well do they really know you how well do you let your guard down and show them what’s important to you think what gives you energy and what you transmitting messages whether they’re verbal all in your body language your temperament whatever what are your values and how would you convey that.
How would a close friend describe you? is usually the one that won’t be marked. They usually ask this question to warm the air a bit and get you used to the interviewers.
Be yourself. Don’t panic. You are not the only one there who is nervous. You can’t prepare for the interview however it’s always possible to make a research about the company and learn more about their core values.
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