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Strengths and Weaknesses Interview Questions

How to Answer Interview Questions About Strengths and Weaknesses

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Strengths and Weaknesses Interview Questions

Be prepared to answer interview questions about your strengths and weaknesses.

Copyright Michael DeLeon

One of the most common interview questions is "What is your greatest weakness?" and another is "What is your greatest strength?"

In both cases, the hiring manager is trying to determine what assets you have that will help you succeed in the job, if you are hired, as well as what could be problematic. In both cases, it's important to put a positive spin on your attributes when responding.

Here are interview questions related to your strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and accomplishments, along with examples of answers. Do tailor your responses to fit your personal circumstances.

Interview Questions About Weaknesses

  • What is your greatest weakness? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest weakness (entry level position)? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest weakness (office/administrative position)? - Best Answers
  • What part of the job will be most challenging for you? - Best Answers
  • How do you plan to overcome your weakness? - Best Answers
  • What do people most often criticize about you? - Best Answers
  • When was the last time you were angry? What happened? - Best Answers
  • What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make? - Best Answers
  • What is the biggest criticism you received from your boss? - Best Answers

Interview Questions About Strengths

  • What is your greatest strength? - Best Answers
  • How will your greatest strength help you perform? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest strength (entry level position)? - Best Answers
  • What is your greatest strength (office/administrative position)? - Best Answers
  • What was your biggest strength as a student? - Best Answers
  • Why are you the best person for the job? - Best Answers
  • What motivates you? - Best Answers
  • What are you passionate about? - Best Answers
  • What part of the job will be the least challenging for you? - Best Answers
  • What strength will help you most to succeed in the job? - Best Answers

Related Interview Questions

  • How do you view yourself? Who do you compare yourself to? - Best Answers
  • How did you impact the bottom line? - Best Answers
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses (sales)? - Best Answers
  • Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. - Best Answers
  • Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it. - Best Answers
  • What major challenges and problems have you faced? How did you handle them? - Best Answers
  • What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? - Best Answers
  • What have you learned from your mistakes? - Best Answers
  • What are your pet peeves? - Best Answers
  • What can you contribute to this company? - Best Answers
  • Questions about your career goals. - Best Answers

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