Interviewers May Want To Test Your Waters
Some of the interview questions rely so much horror, as "Tell me the greatest weakness?" Keep in mind that by this question, the interviewer will try to find out if you engage in self-analysis and how to deal with difficult issues. Any where fragile? This strategy is successful, because it actually answers the question, highlighting the weakness of a skill. For example: "I am very committed to customer service. Sometimes this leads me to spend some time with clients. Sometimes it makes me fall behind in other areas." This tactic is effective because it shows they are committed to self-improvement. An example of this is "I'm not comfortable with an audience who joined a public speaking to overcome some of my nerves ..." Another example: "Now I only speak English. I recognize that the world gets smaller every day and I'm studying Spanish to be better prepared for the future." Although it is usually best to correspond with the negative side of a skill or weakness of your work, at times, perhaps the best tactic is to use a weakness that is not related to employment. This way you can honestly answer the question, and then there is no doubt about your ability to meet job requirements. For example "I am a terrible cook" or "I canâ€™t dance." This strategy is useful if you try to inject a story (fast) humor in the interview about some incidents of weakness. It is never a good idea to answer this question by saying they have no weaknesses. Everyone has weaknesses. By saying no, those seem arrogant. This will make you look fake and hypocritical at worst and the best of the unimaginative. An example of a response is much overused "I'm a perfectionist." To say this or something similar and be ready for the interviewer (internally) roll his / her eyes and subtract points for originality. When we talk about your weaknesses, always communicate clearly what you do to overcome the weakness and believe that your efforts succeed.
Published on Jul 28, 2011
This strategy is successful, because it actually answers the question, highlighting the weakness of a skill. For example: "I am very committ...