Sample Interview Questions and Answers: What Are Your Weaknesses? Don’s Answer
(Who is Don? Don – MBA and International Communications Manager seeking Manager of Corporate Communications role)
Terry: Great example. Thank you. Again, none of us are perfect so we all have weaknesses in various areas. What would you say are your weaknesses?
Don: I would say a few of my weaknesses revolve around the temptation to always be measuring a lot of my deliverables and accomplishments and there are times that you have to trust general feedback from your peers and your managers.
I happen to drive myself a little bit too much to find metrics that give me the information so I know how well I’m doing and how I can do things better. So I often need to take a little step back to go on to the next deliverable rather than obsessing over the numbers.
Terry: So the problem with that…because I would think metrics are a good thing, but you’re saying…the problem with the focus on the metrics is what?
Don: Is it can take a little time and may, you know, put undo pressure on the other deliverables that I would have a deadline with.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q5. What are your weaknesses? – DON QUICK RATING – D
Not sure I really understand what you’re saying the weakness is,
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