Daily Job Search Tip: Top 3 Worst Answers to “What’s Your Weakness?”March 25th, 2011 | Interviewing | 7 Comments »
1. “I’m a workaholic!” This implies that to improve on your weakness, you have to work less. Plus, employers want well balanced people, not people who never come up for air from their work.
2. “I’m a perfectionist!” This implies that to improve on your weakness, you have to be less detailed oriented. If you’re not very detail oriented, you’ll miss important aspects of the job, and what employer wants to hire someone like that?
3. “I have no weaknesses!” This makes you appear over-confident and unwilling to improve on your skills. It suggests you don’t handle critique very well and may be bad at following direction or listening to authority.