“What are your weaknesses?”
Write up your answer to the question above (a paragraph or two), and share it with your Cambly tutor to refine your answer.
Tips on how to answer…
- Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate on professional traits
- Discuss a weakness that you’ve turned around
- Turn a negative into a positive
- Demonstrate that you are working on your weakness
“I think one area I could work on is my delegation skills. I am always so concerned about everything being done right and on time that I can get stuck in that mentality of “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” Unfortunately, that’s not always possible and I’ve realized that I can slow things down if I am too controlling.
I learned this recently when given the opportunity to manage the department’s summer interns. I had never managed direct reports before, so this was a hugely educational experience in many different ways. It definitely taught me how to delegate and my manager noticed the difference in my management style at the end of the summer. I know that I can benefit from additional development in this area, so I signed up for a management skills training course and am always looking for opportunities to manage projects for our group.”