One of the most popular interview questions is, "What is your greatest weakness?"
Which is often preceded or followed by, "What is your greatest strength?"
Many interviewers ask these though questions not to see if you know the answer, but to see how you react under pressure.
The interviewer is looking for honesty, self-awareness, and the ability to learn from mistakes. So, don’t give a cliched answer like, “I’m a perfectionist!” Hiring managers hear that one a lot, and they’ll assume that you’re either not aware of your actual failings or that you’re not willing to share them. When answering questions about your strengths and weaknesses, always keep the job description in mind. Remember that these questions are essentially the same from different angles: the employer wants to know that you have the skill set, experience, and attitude necessary to get the job done. These kinds of questions are also an opportunity to demonstrate self-awareness. The best employees are the ones who tackle their deficiencies head on and keep learning throughout their career.
Be honest and sincere in your response. Don’t pretend to be perfect or claim to have skills you don’t possess.
If the “What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?" question still is freaking you out – Try saying something like:
√ That’s an interesting question, could I take some time to think it over and get back to you; or
√ That’s a great question, but I would like to consider it further and get back to you with a full answer.
Even weaknesses can be strengths if presented appropriately Nancy, Happy Hunting.