What is your greatest weakness?
This is a question that most people dread!
It is hard to criticise your skills that you have worked hard for however most people do have some weaknesses so its important to think what they are before an interview and try and turn them into a positive or learning curve.
For example if you feel your greatest weakness is that you cannot leave a job unfinished - then turn this into a positive that whatever the circumstances you will make sure that the job is completed on time and done efficiently.
One way to look good to your interviewer is to give a "real" genuine weakness example and show them what you have done to overcome it for example when you started you couldn't touch type so you went on a course which improved your skills and you can now touch type.
Employers will be looking to see how you deal with things that you see as not 100% and that you can recognize these and do something about them.
Be honest and think about it carefully before your interview, the worst answer you can give is that you do not have any weaknesses. We all do!
- 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 schedule.
- Being organized wasn't my strongest point, but I implemented a time management system that really helped my organization skills
- I like to make sure that my work is perfect, so I tend to perhaps spend a little too much time checking it. However, I've come to a good balance by setting up a system to ensure everything is done correctly the first time.
- I used to wait until the last minute to set appointments for the coming week, but I realized that scheduling in advance makes much more sense.