In this video tutorial, learn how to answer the common interview question what are your weaknesses. Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, explains how you overcome them or adapt to difficult situations. She also demonstrates you how to structure your answer.
- Everyone's favorite question,…tell me about your weaknesses.…Do they really think they're going to…get an honest answer?…Well that is exactly what you should do…and here is why.…They're looking for you to have a realistic view…of your competencies and the ability…to improve on performance.…Let's face it, more often than not,…you're not gonna have 100% of what…is in the job description.…In fact, as an employer, I may hope…to get someone that has about 70% to 75%…of the qualifications, so that there is room…for an employee to grow and feel stretched…in the position.…
This allows you to be honest and show them…how you can improve in a particular area quickly.…To choose which weakness to focus on,…analyze the job description, and determine…what you don't have.…This will also be obvious to the employer…since it will not be strongly represented on your resume.…For your answer, you want to choose…the item that you could learn quickly,…or is least important to the job.…Often, the items listed at the bottom…of the responsibilities in a job description…
- 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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