“What are you most proud of” is one of the most dreaded, yet most common interview questions. In my experience, professionals often struggle with this question because they feel it necessary to come up with something extraordinary. I’ll let you in on a secret: it doesn’t have to be unique or something they’ve never heard before. What matters is sharing what you’re proud of and why. This will show them how you think, which is what they’re most interested in.
The best thing you can do is to prepare ahead of time so you won’t be caught off guard. Write down all the things you’re proud of. You’re probably going to come up with vague statements unless you’re in sales or a metric-driven field. Once you have your list, ask yourself the following questions about each accomplishment. This will help you refine each and determine the one to use in an interview.