Some people find listing their strengths a lot more easier than listing their weakness.

I mean at the end of the day nobody likes listing their flaws, but more than likely it is a question that will come up in an interview. It allows the interviewer to compare you to other candidates so rather than seeing your weaknesses as negatives you can easily turn them into positives and impress the interviewer with your answer.

So, how do you know what your weaknesses are?

Assessing your weaknesses

This is the hard part – listing your weakness. Just remember everybody has them, but nobody really likes admitting them, especially to a hiring manager.

Some examples of weaknesses you might mention include:

  • Being too organised
  • Attempting to do everything to please everyone
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Teamwork.
  • Time Management.
  • Sharing Responsibility.
  • Patience.
  • Focus.
  • Writing Skills.

The best way to handle the answer to this question is to follow up with a solution to your weakness. This shows the hiring manager that even though it is a weakness it is something that you are trying to solve. Stay clear of personal weaknesses and focus more on professional traits.

Example Answer

“When I’m working on a project, I don’t want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of when it is due. While this means I never miss a deadline, it also means that sometimes I can find myself rushed when I’m working. I’ve since learned to slow down, be more patient and give each project the careful attention it deserved.”

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