"How do I answer job interview strength and weakness questions?" is the most common interview question we're asked as interviewers.
And questions about your strengths and weaknesses are also common job interview questions so you're right to want to be prepared for them.
Few people are so here's your chance to get ahead of the game.
We interview for a living and here's our advice:
To do well here you simply have to show how well you match the job role. That you are exactly what the interviewers need.
So you must understand the job requirements and responsibilities. If you've not prepared for your interview and done your research now's the time. Because if you don't know the requirements of the job, how can you show that you match them?
Your strengths can be your knowledge, skills, experience or personal characteristics, or a combination of these.
Here are some example job interview strengths answers.
It's harder to talk about weaknesses than strengths but good interview answers are still possible!
Note that some interviewers (like us) don't use the term 'weakness' or 'weaknesses' as it implies something negative and the question "please describe your weaknesses" often gets a poor answer and sometimes no answer at all.
We tend to phrase the interview question like this:
"What qualities do you admire in others which you would like to develop in yourself?"
"What are the areas in your work that you'd like to improve upon?"
"What could you do better in the next 12 months to improve your performance?"