It might feel like a trick question in an interview – after all, you want to sell yourself.
And here you are, faced with a question designed to reveal weakness.
Don’t panic. The question is actually designed to provide you with the chance to demonstrate you are reflective. It enables you to identify some training needs. It is not there to uncover all the reasons why you should not be hired.
With that in mind, here’s what NOT to say in an interview situation.
Instead, use the question to demonstrate how you overcome a problem to become a more effective employee as a result.
For example, “I used to really find it challenging to let go of control when working on projects because I believed asking for help from colleagues reduced my impact and ability to take the project in the direction I wanted. However, I quickly learned that this was ineffective because the vision could be enhanced by incorporating and developing new ideas and concepts. Once I overcame this barrier, my work improved, and the team became stronger and more effective in producing high-quality outcomes.”
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