What Are Your Weaknesses?

Career Strategist Linda Raynier prepares for the “What are your weaknesses?” interview question by initially focusing on what the question doesn’t cover.

The question’s reference to “weaknesses” in this context does not refer to either personality traits, such as impatience, or strengths in disguise, like being a perfectionist.

Instead, she focuses on answering the question in terms of specific situations and emphasizes that weaknesses in the job interview world are things that can be fixed and improved upon. So, if you answer “impatient” you are effectively telling the prospective employer that you impatient all of the time.

She provides guidance on how you can prepare for the question.