Posted on Mar 31, 2019

KTS Career Coaching

One of the main interview challenges my clients face is a fear of sounding conceited when talking about themselves. Sure, they can easily discuss experiences on their resumes and applications. However, when asked personal questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What key skills can you contribute?" clients often confess they are uncomfortable talking positively about their strengths. I remind them the interviewer will not learn about these qualities if they do not express them confidently. There is a reason they bring candidates in for the interview rather than hire based on a piece of paper. As long as one can support the answers with specific examples, there is no need to be concerned. The only time someone will seem overly boastful is if they have an arrogant personality. So if you are not this type, no need to worry.
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