Strategy Statement:

The interviewer wants to get a sense of what sort of work you consider as challenging, and why. In addition, you have an opportunity to tell a success story.

Sample Response:

Grants are a daunting challenge, however many proposal applications are designed in a logical order. Granting agencies offer ‘recipes’ for the proposals they anticipate, making certain that their models and standards for rating each proposal will be relevant.

That having been said, grant proposals do remain the most intriguing work I have done. I am not as comfortable a technical writer as I am a creative one, which means I have to work harder on technical writing. By working harder, my results are clearer and more convincing.

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