How to Answer “What is your biggest weakness?” Interview Question
January 1st, 2009 by lewisTweet
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In this blog post, Examiner.com discusses a popular job interview question: “What is your biggest weakness?” Talking about one’s shortcomings is never fun. But look at this as an opportunity to demonstrate self-awareness as well as self-confidence in one’s flaws.
If you have a readily apparent weakness, discuss how you’ve addressed it and why it won’t be an issue in the job. For example, if you’re a non-native English speaker, you might want to mention your accent as a weakness. Hopefully you’ve already demonstrated that an accent hasn’t prevented you from communicating effectively and getting your point across during the interview. And let’s say you participate in your local Toastmasters Club, a worldwide, nonprofit organization committed to helping over 200,000 people to improve their public speaking, then mention it! The interviewer will be impressed by your commitment to improving your weakness.
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