91. What are your weaknesses?

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Everyone has areas they can improve on. Could you share with me what you consider to be your weaknesses or areas you’re working to get better at?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Self-awareness : Ability to recognize and understand your own limitations and how they might affect your professional life.

  • 2. Candidness : Being open to discuss areas that are not your strengths demonstrates trust in the interviewer and acknowledges your human side.

  • 3. Growth mindset : The inclination to view weaknesses as areas for potential growth and learning rather than fixed traits.

  • 4. Reflective Thinking : The capability to assess one's own performance and behavior in professional settings to identify potential weaknesses.

Purpose
  • 1. Assessing Self-awareness : Understanding whether you have a realistic perception of your own abilities including areas of needed improvement.

  • 2. Evaluating Honesty : Determining your ability to honestly recognize not just your strengths but also your flaws.

  • 3. Identifying Growth Potential : Understanding how you perceive challenges and if you are oriented towards personal growth.

  • 4. Understanding Adaptability : Gauging your willingness and ability to learn new skills or adapt behaviors to overcome shortcomings.


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  • 1. Balance : Provide a weakness that is honest but also frames you in a positive light, by showing your active efforts to improve.

  • 2. Professional Relevance : Choose weaknesses that are relevant to the professional context yet not so critical that they raise a red flag about your ability to succeed.

  • 3. Positive Outcome : Discuss the steps you are taking to address your weakness, showing a trajectory of improvement and how it has made a difference.

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