When interviewers ask, “What job tasks do you feel most successful doing?” they are really asking what kind of worker you are. Will you fold under pressure, or will you be able to handle whatever tasks come your way?
As such, it is important that you are able to properly answer this question.
Points to Emphasize
Your answer to this question will help to solidify the interviewer’s perception of you, so try to create the best possible picture. There are a few points that you should emphasize.
- Highlight any tasks that you are particularly strong in.
- Align the tasks you mention with those required for the position you are applying for.
- Give brief examples of your ability to complete the tasks mentioned.
- Indicate that you are flexible and open to learning new tasks and skills, showing a desire to advance beyond your current skill set.
In your answer, you want to be sure that you give a truthful and supported answer that indicates your ability to fulfill the position you are applying to.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
There are a few mistakes that you want to try to avoid when answering this question.
- Do not pigeon hole yourself by harping on one specific task that you enjoy; this can make the interviewer wonder if you can do any other tasks successfully.
- Stay away from talking about tasks that are not related to the job you seek.
- Do not expound on job tasks that you do not like.
- Even if you do not have job experience in the type of job you are applying to, do not make up tasks you think the interviewer would want to hear.
In answer questions about tasks you feel that you complete successfully, you could state something like this:
With my strong customer service background and problem-solving skills, I feel successful in tasks involving interacting with customers. Customers often acknowledge how they appreciated the quality of service I provide. I also enjoy fulfilling administrative duties and would love the opportunity to grow and develop my abilities in related tasks.
Remember, you want to highlight your strengths but also display an ability to take on other tasks. This will make you seem versatile, which can work out in your favor during an interview.