Video:Quick Tip: Discussing Weaknesses in a Job Interviewwith Frances Cole Jones
Don't get stumped in your next job interview by not preparing your answers. Get some tips on discussing your weaknesses during a job interview in this job search video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Discussing Weaknesses in a Job Interview
Hello, I'm Frances Cole Jones, author of "How to WOW" and creator of the app Interview WOW and I'm here to tell you how to answer the question on your next job interview, "What is your greatest weakness?"
How to Answer the Interview Question, "What is Your Greatest Weakness?"
Your greatest weakness is just any strength that you might have taken to an extreme. For example, you might say, "Sometimes I get so excited about my subject matter that I tend to give people too much information in my presentation. So what I've learned to do is really edit those down, give people the information they actually need and follow up with the people who request more information later."
Just so you're aware, most interviewers know that you have the answer to this question. So as soon as you finish giving one weakness answer, they'll say, "Great, tell me another." You need to have two answers to 'what is your greatest weakness.'
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