Best Answers for Strengths and Weaknesses in a Job Interview

Two of the most common interview questions are: what are your strengths and what are your weaknesses?

Let’s start with the Strengths

Almost always this question will be asked and you should be prepared with specific examples. Prepare in advance and think about 2-3 strengths and give an example of how you used it in your work.

Here are some examples:

  • Creativity
  • Versatility
  • Flexibility
  • Focused
  • Taking Initiative
  • Honesty
  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Learning
  • Self-control

Let’s talk about your Weaknesses

No one is perfect, we all have things we are not good at. Try to think of weaknesses you can show you are working on. Be a good storyteller and showcase how you are working on overcoming or overcame this weakness.

Here are some examples:

  • Self-criticism
  • Insecure
  • Extremely Introverted
  • Extremely Extroverted
  • Creative Writing
  • Too detail oriented
  • Financial Literacy
  • A Particular Software
  • Too sensitive
  • Presentation Skills

Knowing how to answer these questions will better set you up for success. Prepare in advance and practice!

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