W is for… Weakness

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W is for… What is your greatest Weakness?

Usually you will either get asked about your strengths or your weaknesses (or maybe both). It is important to be realistic – you are human. You will have a weakness.

You could pick a skill that you consider a weakness which is not essential to doing the job and balance it with other skills. Or you could pick a weakness that you have can demonstrate that you have improved. However, it is important to show how you overcome (or are going to overcome) the Weakness when answering this question.

The best way to prep for this question is to actually know what your weaknesses are.

Write a journal entry setting out what your weaknesses are. be honest – this is not what you are going to say in your interview. Once YOU know what your weaknesses are you can then think ahead and make an action plan in your career development goals notebook to improve and overcome your weakness. An appropriate weakness can then later be formulated into an answer to this interview question.

Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.

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