Posted On January 13,2020
Ramya and Nishtha are best friends and have recently qualified engineering exam. They both went for an interview in two different companies on the same date.
The interview process was going smooth until the interviewer asked a question, “What are your biggest weaknesses?”
Nishtha was scared as hell after hearing this question. She replied instantly, “I don’t think I have any weakness except being a perfectionist due to which I delay in submitting the project sometimes. I’m trying to improve it.”
On the other hand, Ramya was calm and thought for 10 seconds before answering this question. Then, she politely described her weaknesses without screwing up the chances of getting selected. She also explained what action points are she taking to improve that weakness and not letting it affect her output.
Who is the clear winner? - Ramya.
No one is perfect in this imperfect world, and your interviewer knows it.
So, you can’t get away with this question, “Do you have any weaknesses?” by answering a clear NO. Neither, you can speak up the cliches weaknesses ‘I am a perfectionist’, ‘I focus too much on details’, ‘I get angry when a project gets delayed’, etc. and expose yourself in front of the interviewer.
How to answer this question effectively?
You have to explain your weaknesses without bringing its impact on your candidature. Here are some actionable tips to help you craft a convincing answer -
Skill Prodigy provides you with ample opportunities to practice these kinds of questions. You can also get timely feedback from the industry experts and improve your shortcomings.