In this video tutorial, watch an example of how two people answered the common interview question what are your weaknesses. Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzes their answers and offers tips on how to best address this interview question and ways to improve.
- Let's look at some examples of job candidates answering…the question, tell me about your weaknesses.…The key to answering this question is to be honest…and mindful of what skills you may need to develop.…The first candidate, Tom, is interviewing for an entry level…position as a UX designer.…- What are your weaknesses?…- As you mentioned in the job description,…I'm not able to use after effects,…but I was able to pick up, illustrated quite quickly…with the help of my friends, and by taking a course.…I was also able to create a logo for my boss…that turned out quite well.…
With that I was able to pick it up…and I know I can pick up after effects as well.…- Tom's example is something the interviewer…can readily see is not on his resume.…To make up for his lack of experience,…he touches on his other technical skills.…He also uses an example from his past…to address the weakness.…Let's look at how someone seeking a more senior position…as a training and development manager…would answer this question.…- What are your weaknesses.…
- Tell me about your strengths
- Tell me about your weaknesses
- Why are you interested in our company?
- Why did you leave your previous company?
- Tell me how you handled a difficult situation
- What questions do you have?
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Who and What of the Interview
Types of interview questions1m 35s
2. Common Question 1
3. Common Question 2
4. Common Question 3
5. Common Question 4
6. Common Question 5
7. Common Question 6
8. Common Question 7
9. Common Question 8
10. Common Question 9
11. Common Question 10
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