Jan 08, 2019 - 03:04 PM
The strengths and weaknesses you focus on discussing have got to be your strengths and weaknesses. Don't just read off a list of strengths and weaknesses based on some vague definition of what an ideal employee might look like.
Your strengths need to reinforce and amplify the accomplishments that you included in your resume. In the interview those strengths need to come to life, giving the hiring manager confidence that your strengths will benefit the organization.
Your weaknesses should show that you acknowledged something that was interfering with your performance, took steps to address it, and ultimately achieved favorable results. Hiring managers want to see that you are aware of your behaviors, and are continually working to improve yourself. Use the STAR technique to illustrate both strengths and weaknesses.
And, don’t use clichés or sham weaknesses such as, "I overcommit," "I am a perfectionist," or "I am too much of a people-pleaser." Interviewers have heard responses like these dozens of times; you will impress no one with a response like these.
Aug 10, 2018 - 06:53 PM