Aug 23, 2018 - 08:43 PM
Answering simply with, "I'm smart," is too generic. You need to make your answer stand out by tying it in with the position and the company. Try to point out skills you have that will make you successful in the position. You can briefly mention some that you listed on your resume but try to branch out from that list as well to avoid redundancies.
You can show your fit for the job by letting your enthusiasm shine through. Do you have goals for the job? Do you love something about the company? Point out these unique characteristics to show the recruiter you want this job and you want to stay with the company.
Another problem with the simple answer is that it under sells you as a candidate. The interview gives you a chance to brag, so don't waste it. Instead, take every opportunity you have to point out your important skills, experiences, and accomplishments.