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    Be honest. State your true weaknesses, but try to not make yourself sound like you don't deserve the job. Sometimes there are employers who are willing to help you improve your weaknesses. Try not to act so obvious by saying "I am a perfectionist." Interviewers always expect people to say those kind of things.

    Try to be as honest as you can, but don't speak as if you aren't experienced, knowledgeable, or lazy to do the job you're applying for.

    I hope I helped! Good luck!


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    I've never actually been employed. But have you ever thought about just telling the truth? Sure, some employers might not hire you because of this but others may provide you with a more suited work environment. As an above poster said, they always get hungry at work. A good employer would give you a mini fridge


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    I hate questions like those, because your response is going to sound pretentious regardless of what you say. I usually say "I don't have a weakness because i feel as though i can adjust to any situation". I don't know how my interviewers felt about that answer, but i have never had any trouble being hired. So i guess it's alright.


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    Man, do I hate this question. It is very hard not to give a cliched response that the interviewer hasn't heard a million times, but if you can think of something unique it could put you over the top as a potential job candidate. What people usually do is flip the question around and make it so that their stated weakness is actually a strength.


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    There is no correct answer to this question. You can try to be as honest as possible when revealing your weaknesses. If you feel there is something that you'd like to change about yourself, you can present your "weakness" together with your commitment to have that trait of your character changed or improved. I believe it's important to be yourself during an interview. Don't try to present yourself as someone that you're not just to impress your interviewer. If you happen to get the job and you prove to be something different than what you gave the impression during the interview, it's not gonna be worth your trouble.


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    My response is usually something like:

    INTERVIEWER: So what would you say is your greatest weakness?

    MYSELF: I'd have to say that I'm almost too helpful at times; Dependant upon situational priorities, I will often go out of my way, suffering in my own productivity, to help a coworker complete a task they have a difficulty in completing in accordance with time goals. The problem therein lies in my ability to prioritize, and whether or not that will match up with your company's prioritization.

    A little complex, I know, but I really do LOVE to be thorough in interviews. ;3


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    Actually, I remember someone looking at me with surprise when I said "My biggest weakness is being too much of a perfectionist." I went on to explain that I am very detailed oriented and hate to pass on or give something that might be given back to me because of a simple error, whether it is an administrative error or a major decision that I am making. I want to make sure it is to the best of my ability before handing off. I softened the blow with "However, I am usually very confident with my own skill set and do not have to take too much time to check myself and/or my work!" Score! Never, ever admit actual flaws like not being detailed oriented or having time management issues.... everyone has a quirk. Even if you know yours, you might actually save yourself from not having it by not admitting it in a new position!


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    I've heard during many interviews the answer: "i'm a perfectionist" when it came to weaknesses. It's the most used answer but if you properly explain it and not just stick to the simple word, then you can convince your interviewer that you haven't just learned the answer by heart. I myself am a perfectionist person and this trait may become a weakness when you can't find the right moment to stop and admit defeat. We cant always win and sometimes admitting defeat will save you expenses.


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    I hate that question. No one gives a real answer. I have no real social life, that is a weakness! I think that I do better when I have specific tasks and it isn't left up to me what to do and what not to do, because I'm too afraid of doing that wrong thing. I ask a lot of questions to make sure that I don't screw things up. Sometimes bosses think that is annoying, but I don't like to leave things to chance.


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    It really is a loaded question and a difficult one to answer. I have never felt that I answered it to the interviewers satisfaction although its not easy to read interviewers at time. I usually say that I am too honest but in retrospect that seems a bit self serving as an answer.


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