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What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
The Dreaded Interview Question - What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
In preparing for your next interview you need to think about the possible interview questions.
That includes thinking about the question that everyone always dreads - which I am sure you will know is "So tell me What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
If only the interviewer would ask about our greatest strengths! We could reel those off without a second thought! But our greatest weakness?
Going for a job interview is already stressful enough without the interviewer asking point blank, "What's your greatest weakness?"
There is no easy way out - but understand that the very nature of this question is designed to catch you off-guard. Don't fall for it.
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So How Do We Answer That Toughest of Interview Questions - What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
The interviewer sits there and lands the question firmly in your lap. Then they sit patiently waiting, their pen poised over their notebook waiting to take down your words of wisdom or to explore your answer further.
So how do we set about answering that tough interview question of "What Is Your Greatest Weakness?"
Go In Prepared
Preparation is the key to successful job interviewing. Know as much about the company, their products and their people as you can before the interview begins. That way, your interviewer will have fewer chances to make you uneasy during the interview process.
They will probe you with various questions to find out what your weaknesses are. Do not try to bluff your way out of difficult questions. It will only give the impression that you will resort to cheating when you are put under pressure.
Answer Straight And To The Point
Some interviewers still like to ask the question "What's your greatest weakness?" during an interview. You can answer this question by either stating a weakness that you encountered during your previous job and how you overcame it, or you could reveal a weakness not at all related to the job profile.
Don't say that you do not have any weaknesses, because after all, you are human. This is the quickest way to torpedo your chances. Rather, you should use the approach of converting your weakness into a strength. You will sound confident and resourceful if you are able to recognize your own weaknesses and find strategies to overcome them.
Being prepared for this question before each interview is the key to succeeding. Try to turn negatives into positives. You will impress your interviewer with your adaptability if you handle this question well.
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