In an interview strength and weakness questions always comes up. I think you will agree with me that this question is going to come up during the interview process.
So, here in the blog we will explore what is the best way to list your strengths and weakness in a interview.
So let’s us discuss how to reply with your perfect answer and to win the interview.
Interview strength and weakness – Interviewing Tips: How To Prepare Yourself For The Interview
You have been invited to an interview for a job.
What should you do before going there?
Interviewing for a new job is stressful, especially when you’re nervous.
Here are some things to keep in mind to prepare yourself for success.
Here are some tips to help you prepare yourself for the interview.
Before you go into the interview, make sure you are well rested, hydrated, and ready to answer questions.
If possible, arrive early so you have time to relax and think through any questions you might have.
Know what the company does.
It’s also a good idea to research the company you are interviewing with.
Find out as much as you can about them, including how big they are, where they are based, what products or services they offer, and who else works at the company.
This will help you understand what kind of culture they have and whether you would fit in.
Research the company online.
Once you have researched the company, you need to prepare yourself mentally for the interview.
Think about what questions you might ask during the interview, and practice answering those questions beforehand.
If you are nervous, try to relax by taking deep breaths and focusing on something positive.
Read up on the company’s history.
Before you go into the interview, make sure you read up on the company’s background.
This will help you understand how the company operates and what kind of culture it has.
It also gives you some insight into the people who work at the company.
Find out about their culture.
If you’re interviewing with a small business, ask them questions about their products and services.
Ask them about their mission statement and values.
Also find out about their growth plans and how they plan to expand.
What are your greatest strengths?
Tip: My advice here is to read the job description carefully and try to match your strengths to the requirements listed by the employer.
Here’s the best way to answer the above question.
Answer to interview greatest strength
Thanks for asking this question. My strengths include the fact that I am good contributor. I thoroughly enjoy to work in a team or as an individual. I am ready to take any challenge
even if they are outside my comfort zone.
Other strengths include that I am good communicator. Listening to customer or client request or updating stakeholders about projects and always responding to queries in time and
always represent the company in a professional manner.
I am good at organizing and planning my work, punctuality is my habit. I am willing to contribute any work which need additional hours or outside my job description.
Finally, one of my greatest strengths is positive attitude. I see every work of life as a positive change and always try to be ahead of the competition.
Above reply will help the interviewer know that you are a good collaborator, excellent communicator, you plan things and inform the stakeholders. Also, you
positive attitude to perform beyond job description and try to be ahead of competition will have an good impact on the recruiter.
What’s Your Biggest Weakness?
Tip: It is one of the toughest questions to answer during an interview. Also, this question will be asked in the behavioral round to see how self critical you are and how well you know
about yourself. One thing you can do is to ask your peers and colleagues or your immediate senior who are in direct contact with you to tell you about it.
It is good to discuss things which are critical of yourself. This is help you to bring the real picture of you and this can be used as a tool during an interview.
My advice here is to be careful while you answer this question.
Now, you know what is your true weakness which your colleagues have revealed to you, it is time to compare it with the job description.
If your job description does not fit the weakness then you can use that weakness. Example: Job description need individual contributor. Your peers and colleagues told you that you are
not a good team player then this weakness will not impact on the applied job and you can tactfully mentioned it.
Let me show you how to mention interview weakness:
So give a weakness which is not a requirement in the job description you have applied for.
My biggest weakness is that when I work in a team I tend to take work from my team members. Even though the work is divided between all team members but I like to review the work
of my colleagues in a positive manner and discuss with them the assigned work. This led to me taking more work responsibilities then others.
Yes, I am able to take more responsibilities but I need to improve myself in this area.
One of my greatest strengths is that I am aware of this weakness.
Interview strength and weakness question is the most in demand interview question. This question helps the recruiter to know more about the candidate and his behavior towards his
colleagues, peers, seniors, clients, customers or stakeholders. Always try to bring positivity to the table. Read the job description again and again and never miss any minor details.
Show to the recruiter that you are truly committed to the applied job and looking for a long term future with that company.
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