It’s normal for a data analyst to have preferences of certain tasks over others. However, you’ll most probably be expected to deal with all steps of a project – from querying and cleaning, through analyzing, to communicating findings. So, make sure you don’t show antipathy to any of the above. Instead, use this question to highlight your strengths. Just focus on the task you like performing the most and explain why it’s your favorite.
“If I had to select one step as a favorite, it would be analyzing the data. I enjoy developing a variety of hypotheses and searching for evidence to support or refute them. Sometimes, while following my analytical plan, I have stumbled upon interesting and unexpected learnings from the data. I believe there is always something to be learned from the data, whether big or small, that will help me in future analytical projects.”