Wondering how to answer the interview question, “what are your greatest weaknesses”?

  • Make sure your answer does not touch on the essential qualifications or merit criteria of the job; and
  • State how you are overcoming that weakness.

Examples of greatest weaknesses can be?

  • Public speaking – I am taking classes, i.e. Toastmaster, to become better at public speaking;
  • Not providing my input without being asked – I am taking public speaking classes.
  • Can not say no to helping someone in need of help – I am making sure that my work is done before I assist others.
  • Fast decision maker – Taking a step back to examine all possibilities; making a mind-map, pro and con list, etc…
  • Opinionated

You should never say that you have no weaknesses!

Generally, you should avoid the following weaknesses:

  • Punctuality;
  • Multi-tasking;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Poor customer service;
  • Not hardworking.