The Perfect Formula for Answering “What Is Your Greatest Accomplishment” in an Interview

by Rebecca Kraus
Re-posted by The Muse

When you’re preparing for a job interview, you’ll be anticipating the most common interview questions, and you’ll want to prepare for a whole slew of behavioral questions that ask about your past experiences. So compared to stumpers like “Why should we hire you?” or “Tell me about a time you had a conflict with your boss,” “What is your greatest accomplishment?” may seem like a breeze to answer. But actually coming up with your greatest accomplishment—your greatest accomplishment? really?!—can feel daunting on the spot. That’s why it’s worth taking a few minutes to think about how you’d answer this question if asked.

Why This Question Gets Asked

Companies look for certain competencies and characteristics in their employees and teams. By asking “What is your greatest accomplishment?” employers can see if your skills and…

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