In your next job interview, there is a high possibility the interviewer will ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. Typically, an interview is where you are trying to impress someone to land a job, so why would you ever want to talk about your weaknesses? Unfortunately, it’s often just part of the process. When an interviewer asks you to talk about your weaknesses it not only is a question used for them to get to know you more, it also shows them how well you know yourself. This can be a tricky task, so when someone asks the dreaded question “what are your weaknesses?” here are our tips on the best answers to give.
Tip #1 – Reflect on your past work experiences to identify your weaknesses.
The first thing you’ll need to do is identify a few of your weaknesses to prepare for a job interview. This can sometimes be tricky. A good place to start is by looking at your responsibilities and tasks and ask yourself a few questions such as:
- Do I struggle with anything?
- Did I need to ask for assistance or help?
- Am I stressed about any task in particular?
- Did I make any mistakes?
- Does something take more time for me to do than others around me?