You’re trying to market yourself and showcase your strengths to an employer and he/she asks about your weaknesses.
We all have them, so you can’t deny it. Besides, you’d probably come off too pompous if you tried to. Just keep in mind that if a potential employer ask you what your weaknesses are, they are most likely trying to see how you react under pressure.
So what’s the best way to answer this question?
There are a few acceptable ways to answer, according to career counseling experts. You could turn a negative into a positive by offering an example of your weakness and then explain how you’ve learned to overcome it. Acknowledging that you’ve learned from past mistakes shows you are willing to improve. Or you could offer an example of a less important weakness that wouldn’t be a threat to the position you’re seeking. For example, if you are interviewing for a position in computer programming, you could say you want to improve yourself by brushing up on your public speaking skills.
Also remember that trying to be funny will most likely backfire. Instead, be honest, and keep your answers short and positive.