(Closed) strengths and weaknesses?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just like a job interview, I guess make a “positive” a weakness?  But try not to make it too… obvious… I guess.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A good weakness is that you simply don’t know all there is to know regarding the subject. Relate it so that higher education is your weakness and that is waht you’re trying to fix by going to grad school. This is what I was told when I was filling out mine was an ideal answer. Things like “I don’t procradstinate and i get things done” CAN be taken negatively so stay away from those

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think your strength is good, but maybe you could jazz it up a bit by being more specific in what you like about learning or maybe something that you particularly like learning about.

I would definitely be honest in your weaknesses, but explain how you have tried to work on it in the past.  I have heard that they don’t like it when you use something negative that is actually positive in a different light.

When I am asked this question I usually say that I have a tendency to take on too much at a time, which is an honest negative.  But I follow that up with how I have taken to prioritizing and working with others to ensure that I don’t get overloaded. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

oooh, i have a good weakness. It is actually true for me, and it has worked well for me in interviews and stuff. But I usually say that sometimes I can expect too much from other people. You can go on to state that if you are working on a group project, you expect everyone to have your same high level of dedication to the project, and it is difficult when not everyone has their priorities/full effort in the project. End on a positive note by saying it is sometimes frustrating, but you always try to inspire the group to do their best.

I think love of learning is a great strength.

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