A standard question asked in job interviews is “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”  How you answer that question can reveal more than what may appear on the surface.  

Answering the strengths part is often easy.  You likely have a good sense of what you do well and can express it positively.  But when explaining your weaknesses, rather than point out that you’re impatient, or that you try to do too much, position your weaknesses as areas where there’s room for improvement. 

This communicates a high level of self-awareness, and a willingness to actively learn and grow.  If you just say you’re weak in a certain area, you may unwittingly convey that you have no plan or intent to improve yourself.  So the next time you’re asked to share your weaknesses, respond by acknowledging the specific areas in which you have room to grow and improve.


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