How to answer the

"What are your weaknesses?"

interview question

Alternative ways of asking this question

  • What are your greatest weaknesses?
  • What do you consider to be your weaknesses?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

An interviewer is not only looking to see how well you know yourself but how honest you can be. They want to be aware of any issues upfront that you may have. The more honest you are the better, but they want to see what you are willing to do about your weaknesses. We all have them.

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