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How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions (2/4)

Answering the question “What is your biggest weakness” can be one of the most challenging questions to answer in an interview. It requires you to be honest and open about your weaknesses, while also showing that you are aware of them and have taken steps to improve upon them. Here is the best way to navigate this question.

What Is Your Biggest Weakness?

The best approach to answering this question is to focus on a real weakness that you have, but also emphasize how you are working on it and turning it into a strength. This way, you can show the interviewer that you are aware of your weaknesses and are actively working on them. By being honest and reflective when answering this question, you can demonstrate that you have self-awareness and are open to feedback. This will show the interviewer that you understand yourself well enough to recognize areas for improvement and take action.

A good example of a response could be: “My biggest weakness is how hard I am on myself when something is not done correctly or not completed under my direction. When things don’t go as planned, I become motivated to do better and being hard on myself, even if it is out of my control, helps me grow and make sure similar issues are avoided in the future”. This will show potential employers that you are committed to self-improvement and are willing to take responsibility for your own development.

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