Beth Horsley

How do you answer the question 'what is your greatest weakness' in a job interview?

I decided to write my blog for this month on probably the most popular question when I am preparing my candidates on 1st stage interviews…

How do you answer the question 'what is your greatest weakness' in a job interview?

“I decided to write my blog for this month on probably the most popular question when I am preparing my candidates on 1st stage interviews... How do you answer the question 'what is your greatest weakness' in a job interview? This is probably the most dreaded question of a job interview, and many consider it a stupid question. Why would anybody admit their weaknesses? “

This is probably the most dreaded question of a job interview, and many consider it a stupid question. Why would anybody admit their weaknesses? But it's a legitimate question. You can use this opportunity to shine ... or not. The interviewer wants to see:

How you approach a difficult question

Whether or not you recognize your weaknesses (we all have them)

What you're doing about them

Whether your individual strengths and weaknesses (they're usually related) make you the right candidate for this job

This is a test by a potential future employer. Don't answer with a trite response like "I'm a perfectionist," or something equally meaningless. Give a thoughtful answer. The trick is to follow it up with something you are doing to improve the "weakness." For example, if you know you are not a great speaker before a group, you might say that you get nervous when presenting before an audience but became a member of a public speaking group to improve your skills and overcome the weakness.

Good Luck!!!

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