How do you answer a "what is your weakness" interview question?


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The most effective strategy to answering an interview "weakness" question is to offer a genuine response, but one that is strategic and ultimately positive in selling a person's abilities. For an office manager role, a person may note difficulty in public speaking, for instance.

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A person should avoid using the word "weakness" in the response. Also, it is ideal to talk about growth and development to leave the response on a positive note. A person might say that she hasn't always been confident in public speaking but that she joined Toastmaster's because she wanted to improve. While public speaking isn't typically relevant to an office manager role, this response shows genuine desire to grow and a willingness to learn.

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