What are your the greatest weakness? Interview question answers
Everyone has each weakness; do not hesitate to answer such questions.
1. Answer structure
You could apply answer methods as follows.
a. Turn strengths into weakness
I am a perfectionist as I am afraid of entrusting my assignment to another person because they usually complete it slow and less effectively.
The above answer is accepted in case you are a good employee but not a manager.
b. Turn weakness into opportunities
You could turn weakness into opportunities so that you learn, overcome challenges, for example:
I am a perfect one and expect everyone to do work like me, but I realize that if I act as Booh-Bah my employees could not develop skills themselves, and I decide to grant powers to another so that employees have chance to experience and cope with challenges.
2. Answer tips
You have never considered yourself as a perfect one at all, however should not mention it too specific.
• List 3-5 your actual weaknesses.
• Give remedy.
• Whether consider them in relation with your job or not.
Choose weaknesses to practice giving answers in interview.
3. Answer samples
Weakness that doesn’t relate to the job: I think accounting (or working with math) is my greatest weakness. However, I am managing to improve by starting grasping some principles in accounting.
Weakness that the interview already knows: Not having much practical experience, I think, is my biggest weakness. As I focus more on advancing my education, this leaves a little time for working. However, I think my qualification can fill in that gap very well as I’m prepared very carefully with my knowledge and skills that are hardly developed through working such as research or technical knowledge.
Weakness that may seem positive: I always have difficulties balancing between my career and personal life. I’m a bit too focused on working and as a result, I sometimes put my family aside. Working 12 hours a day is a familiar thing to me. However, I am now learning to manage better my time resources for work and family as well.
Top 7 interview questions with answers
1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
2. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
3. Describe a typical work week for you.
Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.
It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.
4. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.
6. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude
7. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.