woman(Who is Margaret? Margaret – Senior Level Marketing Communications Professional seeking position with University)

Terry: Since none of us are perfect, what would you say are your weaknesses?

Margaret: I’m a perfectionist, just like a lot of people.  I want the project that I’m working on to be perfect, so sometimes I focus in on small details that I could probably not focus on quite so much.

I have learned to reign in my perfectionism over the years and I now recognize when I’m doing that, so I can pull back, see the big picture and not focus on those small details quite so intensely.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q5. What are your weaknesses? – MARGARET QUICK RATING – D

Not sure here, don’t know what kinds of details so not sure if this will be a problem for me as employer, more importantly this answer  doesn’t tell me  what you’ve done to change this, or operate differently.

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