Sample Interview Questions and Answers: What Are Your Weaknesses? Amy’s Answer
(Who is Amy? Amy – Administrative Assistant seeking Project Manager position in Marketing Services)
Terry: Yes. Tell me what you see, because the fact is that none of us are perfect and we all have things that are not quite as strong. What do you see as your weaknesses?
Amy: In the past, I definitely had a tendency to take things personally. This would manifest itself either by taking on too much responsibility or being stressed out if I didn’t understand what I was doing that wasn’t working. Also, getting stressed out if I wasn’t able to personally fix it all myself.
I’m grateful for all of these lessons and I’ve grown in many ways. Starting with setting realistic expectations of myself and others, being forgiving of our humanness, move on from mistakes and I’ve found that forgiveness and compassion go a long way in and out of work.
I have definitely grown and gained the perspective of not taking anything personally, which means everything that’s going on, doesn’t have anything personally to do with me. It equals less reactionary actions and more perspective thinking things through and figuring how to respond to a problem instead of react to it.
Another thing I’ve learned is that I can’t single handedly save the world or XXX for that matter. I’m showing up, here to do my best. I’m not here to be a martyr or a super hero.
Finally, I’ve also grown in learning and asking the question, how important is this? I want to take a step back. How important is it, whether it’s for your project or a day or week and then prioritize? If you need help with something, seek help from others if needed.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q5. What are your weaknesses? – AMY QUICK RATING C
See suggested format so can simplify and be shorter, how did it show up at work, how have you fixed, grown, end on positive note.
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