08 Sep Some of the best weaknesses to mention in an interview
Have you ever struggled to answer the question asking your greatest weakness during the interview? Framing your weaknesses positively helps you to stand out from other job applicants. The key to preparing for this question is to identify weaknesses that still communicate strengths. Here are a few examples you should mention in an interview:
1. I am too detail-orientated
Focus on the details is good, but spending too much time might consider a weakness. Make sure you bring up how you’re improving in this area in the interview, and it is impressive to have a candidate who assures quality and strives for balance.
2. It is hard for me to let go of a project
Some people tend to over-criticize their work or attempt last-minute modifications. If this is your case, share how you’re striving to improve by giving yourself a deadline for all revisions but not pushing everything to the last minute.
3. I sometimes lack confidence
Lack of confidence is a very common weakness among entry-level contributors. For example, you might feel unqualified to speak up at an important meeting even though your proposed idea might help the team to achieve the goal. Remember to mention the ways you have practiced displaying confidence in the workplace if you choose to present this weakness in the interview.
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