Telling your weakness is little more complex than telling your strengths to the interviewer because this can go completely against you.
So, whenever you are asked your weakness, you need to keep the following point in mind:
When you tell your weakness, along with that, you have to mention what you are doing to overcome that weakness or how that weakness sometimes motivates you to work more. This will make the interviewer understand that you are actually working to overcome your weakness and it will help you have a good impression from the interviewer.
I am mentioning some of the weaknesses along with how to overcome them. You can use them as you want:
Problem of Time management: Having such a busy schedule, I have a time management problem and out of so many things to do, some things are missed.
REMEDY: Making a list of the tasks to do and checking them when completed so that nothing is missed. Or making a proper schedule for the day and following it properly.
I get stressed out when I am not able to meet people’s expectations:
BENEFIT: It motivates me to work harder to fulfill everyone’s expectations and in that process, I get better and better.
Being too critical about myself: I often criticize me for not performing up to the mark.
BENEFIT: It leads to my constant improvement.
You can mention any subject that you are afraid of but make sure you don’t mention that subject that is very important for the job.
English Speaking skills: If you are applying for a pure “in the laptop” job, where you don’t have to interact with much people, you can mention this weakness, or otherwise if you mention, you have to tell what you have do till now to improve it.
IMPROVEMENTS: Read English novels, Watch English movies, Read English newspaper, Some English speaking coaching classes.
I get stressed out when it comes to deadlines:
BENEFIT: So, I make a proper schedule for the deadline to complete and I assure that I complete my work at a fair time before the deadline.
Always remember, you can’t mention that quality your weakness that is much needed for the job.
For example, if you are applying for IT job, you can’t say that Data Structures is your weakness but you can say that you don’t like mathematics that much. But if you are applying for an Accounting job, you can’t say that Maths is your weakness.
So, you may have to mold your weakness on the basis of the company and the post you are applying for. Also, you need to show your flexibility in overcoming your weakness.
I hope now you can answer this tricky question well and take the interview in your favor.