A 20-Minute Investment That Can Turn You Into an Interview Rockstar

March 25, 2015

Career Advice


You may have taken silly personality quizzes, but have you taken a strengths test? It’s a multiple choice questionnaire that reveals your strong suits. It uncovers personality traits, how you communicate with others, what environments you best succeed in, and more.

These kinds of tests usually go into great detail about how your strengths are beneficial in the workplace and you’ll even get some insight into how to give a positive spin to a trait that others might view negatively upon. For example, if you’re an introvert. The results from these tests are basically a script for an interview and a scientific-like way of explaining your behavior to those who might not mesh well with it.

Next time you’re asked that guaranteed interview question, “What are your strengths?”, you’ll have an educated, rock solid answer. And when they follow up with, “Tell me about your weaknesses,” you’ll have a clear approach and a positive spin. What are you waiting for?

Here are some options for online personality and strength tests:

  • Gallup’s Clifton Strengthfinder Assessment: $10 but well worth the money and time as this test provides very detailed responses for your top five strengths and how to use these strengths to your advantage.
  • Archetypes: a free test that unveils your top three archetypes. While free, the answers are still relevant and helpful for both your personal and professional life.
  • a search for “free strength tests” brings up a plethora of options that will only help you build a narrative in your next interview.
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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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