Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Does your mind go blank at an interview?
I know that when I'm faced with an interview, I try to refresh my mind on my strengths and weaknesses. I have a hard time finding words to describe myself so here are some examples that I have found over the years that are helpful.
Weaknesses are something that you try to work on. Never, never, never say that you are not working on your weakness. They are your weak traits or habits. Try to think of something that you are not great at or struggle with. No one wants to talk about their weakness, I mean come on! But here are several examples on how you can make your weaknesses into something good.
- Impatient but then you can say how you handle your impatience.
- You work too much and get caught up with work. You can say you need to work on how to enjoy yourself outside of work.
- You can say you please people too much and try to offer your help to everyone.
- Stressed out when there is to much to do and not enough workers but then say that you take breaks to relieve that stress.
Always say what you do to solve that weakness and try to express how you handle that situation.They love that!!
Are the key into getting the job and also your qualifications. You should always have back up strengths in mind when your brain goes blank. Try to think of the things that you are great at and expand on those things but they have to correspond to what your are being interviewed for.
- Able to prioritize
- Fast learner
- Team player
- Manage time well
- Hard worker
There are many weakness that you can think of but I only gave you a handful. Think of what you are able to do well and talk about that.
At the interview:
At interviews they try to find out what kind of person you are in a sort amount of time. They try to find out how knowledgeable and qualified you are depending on your experience.
- Dress well because they do look at that. That tells them that you are serious about the position and take care of yourself.
- Arrive 10 minutes early. That tells them that you are dependable and on time.
- Always have questions available to ask them. That means you are thinking about the job and were listening and reviewing the material.
- Have good eye contact. Look directly into their eyes and nod and comment on their explanations. That tells them that you are listening and have a mind of your own.
- Have good posture and body movements. Don't slouch!
- Always know the answers to the questions. Be prepared!!