No one enjoys being vulnerable- especially during a job interview. Unfortunately interview questions such as 'What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in school or on the job? This question may also be phrased 'What is your greatest weakness? Interview questions allow employers to better understand your level of self-confidence and honesty.
List of strengths and weaknesses: What to say in your interview
List of Weaknesses: Examples and Interview Tips
Interviewers including me, I must confess love to pull the "greatest weakness" or "biggest weakness" question out of our trusty bag of favorite interview questions. And then we sit back and wait to see how YOU answer. But fear not. With a little preparation, you'll be ready to handle this question with a strong, creative answer that will leave you looking your best. Does an interviewer really think you're going to jump up on the table and spill your guts about how awful you are? Of course, not. Although if it were that easy to get candidates to fess up, it sure would make our jobs easier!
How to Answer: What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?
What does weakness mean? Weakness is a drawback, defect or a weak point of a person. It is the quality or state of being weak which can also be defined as lack of strength. There can be different weaknesses like being shy, impatient, arrogant, blunt, fearful etc.
Your answer to this question will be telling, so the way you respond is important. Here are some suggested guidelines for discussing your strengths and weaknesses in a job interview. There are any number of personality traits you may choose to highlight as strengths. You could also say that one of your strengths is the value you place on the patient experience within the organization, and then provide more details with an example. But a job interview is the time to be assertive while maintaining a level of humility and relatability.