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How to answer the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”: What is your biggest strength? This is a great question as it allows you to make a case for your skills, experience and personality. It lets you show the interviewer how confident you are about what you have to offer. What is your biggest weakness is one of the most dreaded interview questions. Read more

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How to answer the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

How to answer the question: “What are your strengths and weaknesses”?


What is your biggest strength? This is a great question as it allows you to make a case for your skills, experience and personality. It lets you show the interviewer how confident you are about what you have to offer.


Look at the job description and match your strengths to what they are looking for. You have many strengths and skills maybe too many to recite in an interview but you need to focus on the strengths the job and the company are looking for


Be prepared to back these strengths with some details.


Example: I think my main strengths are my communication skills and decision making abilities. I really work well in a large team and in my current role I’m required to make many of the key last minute decisions before important events. I also have good research skills and use them all the time to give me the edge when booking venues.


What is your biggest weakness is one of the most dreaded interview questions. Don’t try and trick an interviewer by mentioning a weakness that is really a strength. What you need to do is focus in on a weakness that you are actively trying to improve.


Example: I realised a while ago that I have a weakness in time management so I have developed my own system to make sure I keep on top of everything I need to do. I make detailed lists and use my computer and phone to remind me of what I need to get done and when and I’m getting much better.




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