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What Are Your Weaknesses? How To Answer This Question

We all have weaknesses, nobody is perfect. Learn the best way to answer "What are your weaknesses" and increase your chances to get that job. Remember honesty is KEY.

One of the biggest difficulties in today's job market is the candidates feel they need to give fake answers in order to impress. They believe in giving out "the best" answer. Your weakness is not your perfectionism.

Recruiters want to work with team members who will be honest to them at all times. There are no silly excuses in a perfectly functioning team.Your response to this question is actually your response to a question "Are you an honest person?"

WHAT RECRUITERS WANT TO SEE WHEN ASKING THIS QUESTION

  • Is the candidate trustworthy?
  • Is the candidate motivated despite weaknesses?
  • Is the candidate honest?
  • Can the candidate say sorry or admit when they are wrong when mistakes happen?

HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION

  • Be specific - give the weakness
  • Motivate what you are doing to work on them - show employees that you are aware of weakness and you're working on improving it

EXAMPLES OF WEAKNESSES

  • Confrontational
  • Vulnerable
  • I like routine and get uncomfortable when unexpected tasks are presented
  • I get bored very quickly
  • I am not a public speaker
  • I do not work well under pressure
  • I prefer working on my own and not in a team

 

 

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