Soon or later every single one of us will have to going to a job interview. Sometimes it is good to mention your weakness, sometimes it is not. It all depends on the weakness and the HR who is interviewing you. In the article below we have gathered some examples of people who have mentioned their weakness. You should choose really careful whether to tell your weakness or not. Remember that it may also be used against you if you get the job. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. Hard time sharing ideas
This user mentioned that he has a hard time sharing ideas with new groups and I believe that this is something that is worth to mention.
2. Being honest
Being honest is one of the most important things for every company. This person was honest and I really hope he/she got the job.
3. The handwriting
Being honest on something they will see anyway is basically a good idea. This person admit that she is not good at handwriting and I believe that she did a good thing.
4. Taking on jobs by himself
This person told the company that he is basically doing his best and is taking jobs by himself, which I believe i good.
5. Thing you are looking to improve
Mentioning things you are looking to improve may be a good idea as well and will most likely be appreciated.
6. Not speaking a language
In depends on the field you are applying for, but mentioning that you don’t know something may be a good idea as well.
7. Being sarcastic
It all depends on the job you are applying for, but being sarcastic will let everybody know you have a sense of humor which in some cases may be well appreciated.
8. Doing your best
I don’t really think that doing your best is weakness, but you might try something like that as well.
9. Not knowing your weakness
Not knowing your weakness means that whenever you understand you have one, you will do all you can do to correct it.
10. When looking to learn
This is really good approach as well. All you have to do is to understand what is required one or two positions above the one you are applying for and let them know that this is your weakness and you are willing to learn. That will get you promoted easily.
11. Coming in early
This is a good way to let the company know that you will not be staying after hours. You just let them know that you can come in early, but will definitely not be staying late.
12. Fixing your mistakes
Yes, we are all human beings and we all do mistakes sometimes. This is really great answer.
13. Being productive
Yes, this is really a great question and if you are the interviewer you will definitely understand what will make a person productive.
14. Talking too fast
This person understood that when he gets nervous he starts talking too fast. If you mention that on your job interview I believe that thing should work out.
15. Never give canned answers
The tip on this one is to never give canned answers. You can say it with your own words.
16. The sarcasm
Being sarcastic might be good and bad. You will have to decide whether you will be sarcastic or not.
17. If you are shy admit it
If you are shy just admit it. There is nothing better than letting everybody know that you are just shy and you will start talking when you get to know the people you work with.
18. The performance
If you are asked what your weakness is you can mention anything that doesn’t affect your current position. This is a really good approach by the way.
19. Being honest
As I have mentioned earlier being honest might be e really good idea.
20. Being scared to ask questions
This is the perfect excuse for asking stupid questions.
21. Being open and honest
This person believes that this is a bad interview question, but we have all been asked, so maybe you should think of a good answer.
22. Spinning it into positive
This person believes that when you are asked for your weakness it is a good idea to spin the answer into positive.
23. The tips
Here are some quite useful tips how to answer in particular situations.
24. Being lazy
This is also a good thing to mention. Just make sure you will let them know that you will find the easiest way to complete a task.
Letting the company know that you can multitask is a really good thing to do as well.
26. Dealing with problems
This person has a point. The company doesn’t really care what weaknesses do you have. All they care is if you are able to handle it.
27. Doing the whole task correctly
Letting them know that you can actually do the whole task correctly by yourself is a really good thing to mention as well.