strength 強さ

July 7, 2015 =========
☆ strength 強さ
Have you ever been to a job interview and been asked, “What is your greatest strength?” Is this a common question in Japanese interviews? It’s very common in western culture. Basically, the interviewer is trying to find out what your core competencies are and whether you are a good match for their company, but I think they are also trying to find out if you are lying!
Why do I think this? Well, if you answer that your strength is something that you think is good for the job, but is not really your strength, then they will catch you lying in their next question. The next question is usually “Give me an example of how you have used that strength in your job in the past.” So if you cannot give an example, then they can assume that you are lying and that what you said is not really your strength.
I really disliked answering this question in job interviews and that is one of the main reasons I decided to work for myself! No more job interviews and silly questions about my strengths! Ha ha.