What Are Your Weaknesses? is most common question asked in any interview. The job seeker need to be prepared carefully for this question. Even if you are talking about your weaknesses which should be indirectly positive to you. Avoid being negative and highlight positives. How should you address your weaknesses and appear down to earth, without making yourself look unfit for the job?
- Choose a real weakness.
- Choose a skill that relates to the job you’re interviewing for.
- Explain how you’ve taken actions to improve.
- Finish your explanation strongly with measurable results.
1) One of my weaknesses as I perceive is occasional compromise on time for quality and perfection.
2) I feel I am not very detail-oriented. I’m a person that wants accomplish as much as possible. I realized this hurts quality and therefore I’m trying hard to find a balance between quality and quantity.
3) At times even when I need help, I try to solve my own problems instead of asking a co-worker who might know the answer. This would save me more time and I would be more efficient. I’m working on knowing when it would be beneficial to ask for help.
4) I’ve been told a few times I’m too much detail oriented. I do make it a practice of checking my work at least once or twice to make sure that it’s absolutely accurate.
5) I believe one of my weaknesses is my impatience. Whenever I work in a team and any of the team members don’t perform up to the expectation, I get impatient and annoyed. I understand if they are working hard and if their portion is difficult, but sometimes a person can’t do the assignment due to incompetence and laziness. I know I can help out by explaining things to some people and encouraging lazy people by reminding them of deadlines. I know it’s bad to be impatient, but I’m definitely working on it.