That ever so dreadful question that is asked in almost every interview, “What is your biggest weakness”? The answer never seems to come off naturally. You already feel incredibly nervous, and now you have to make yourself look good while discussing something that you are bad at.
Thankfully, the answer to this question isn’t as complicated as it once was. This question can be used to your advantage if you word it correctly. You can mention skills that aren’t critical for the job you are interviewing for, discuss skills you can improve on, or turn a negative into a positive.
To begin, you do have a weakness everyone does. Never say, ” I don’t have any weaknesses.” Even Superman himself had a weakness to Kryptonite. Think about something that isn’t your strong suit. Whether it’s your writing skills or time management. Explain steps you have taken or took to work through your struggles and how you are working at becoming better at this skill set.
Acknowledging your weakness and being self-aware speak volumes about you. Especially when you have found a solution to help you work through it. Don’t fib about you’re your answer just because you believe the interviewer wants to hear it.
Don’t get perplexed by interview questions like this one, instead, prepare yourself. Focus on being self-aware, honest, and be dedicated to improving. However, the most crucial step is to remember you are human.