"What's your weakness?" Interview Question

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1025 posts
Bumble bee

My go to answer (which is true) is that I’m very detail oriented, which can be a good thing, but it can also be frustraing for myself and other people because I like things to be perfect. Which in the end is great for the customer/company, but I understand to other people may be annoyed that is sometimes takes me a little longer to accomplish things, but in the end the result is worth the extra effort.

Post # 4
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644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine is kind of weird but it always gets a laugh and it’s true. When I’m excited about a project or task I tend to talk too fast. I follow up by saying I just have to remind myself to talk a breath sometimes.

Post # 5
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@RedPandas:  early on i would say experience. (as in i lacked a full-time position in the related field. i, personally, just had internships) 

Post # 6
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Oh my goodness, I was asked that once, I was totally unprepared for the question and just blurted out the truth. It was one of my first job interviews ever. 

I told them I couldn’t stand being bad at something or not knowing how to do something and that I was so stubborn that I would sit down and mull over it until I got it. They asked me whether I was sure it was a bad thing and I said that it mostly wasn’t but that I was aware that such an approach was a waste of time sometimes and that while it was very hard for me, I would go and ask someone when I really needed to. 

It was the first thing that came to my mind because my mother was always asking me why I had to make my life so much more difficult for myself by being so stubborn and thinking I had to be perfect and know everything! lol

Btw, I got that job 🙂 

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