Would you prefer to work with numbers or words?
(If you are applying for a position that requires strength in a specific area, you should emphasize your particular abilities and how they apply to the target job. The first answer below is a neutral answer, the second answer is for numbers-oriented professions, and the third is for jobs that require special communications skills. Choose one for your script.)
Actually, I like both. I'm a good communicator, and language skills―written and verbal―have always come easily to me. At the same time, I enjoy numerical analysis and number crunching. I appreciate a job that requires the use of both talents because diversity in my work allows me to change gears, get something else done, and then come back to the first task with a fresh approach.
While I am skilled at both, this work requires an exceptional grasp of numbers and the statistical side of business, which has always been a strength of mine.
Statistical reports logically tell you about financial strengths and weaknesses. The numbers don’t lie. As you can see from my resume, I have a GREat deal of experience in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting statistical
While I have a good head for figures, as they say, my main strength is in communications, both written and oral. I'm a creative and expressive writer and an organized and fluent speaker. Both of those skills are essential to success in this business. I know how to use numbers to arrive at a conclusion and support my decisions, however.