“So what would you say is your greatest weakness?”
“It would have to be that I am too much of a perfectionist. I work too hard and I am not satisfied until the job is done. ”
Being a “perfectionist” is a bad answer because answer is so overused. It is a bad, cliché answer that everyone uses and is never true.
How to Answer Weakness Question
The best way to answer a biggest weakness question is to say a weakness that is actually a weakness, but one that everyone can relate to. Not long ago we had a list of several biggest weakness answers that are acceptable, but you can make up your known. The key to answering these question is to:
- Say a weakness that is only a small, barely important weakness.
- Follow up that weakness with what you are doing to improve.
You’re not outsmarting the interviewer by claiming you are a perfectionist. If you really want to impress the interviewer, you need to come up with a unique answer. Cliché answers are only going to harm your chances of getting the job.
Take Away Interview Tips
- You are not a perfectionist.
- If you were a perfectionist, you’d know why this is a bad answer.