CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – When you’re interviewing for a job, employers will typically ask what your strengths and weaknesses are, but what’s the best way to answer those questions? Business and Career Coach Angela Lussier, shared why a little planning ahead can help you interview more confidently.
Identifying your Strengths and Weaknesses
Why it’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses and what this tells the employer about you.
Self-awareness implies you are dedicated to self-improvement. An employee with this quality is ideal for employers because they want people who will be engaged and grow with the company.
Why you should have examples that highlight these traits
Show your value through your accomplishments
Walk your talk!
Your strengths and experiences may be just what that company needs to grow
The three most important things to know about your weaknesses:
1. Which skills could be improved?
2. What are you doing to improve them?
3. Why is it important that you improve them?
What to do if you don’t know your strengths & weaknesses.
1. Keep track of everything you do during the day.
2. What do you do with ease?
3. What do you look forward to and get done right away?
4. What do you find difficult?
5. What do you procrastinate doing?
6. This list holds the clues to your strengths & weaknesses.
Finding Your Dream Job
1. Finding your passion
2. Strengths and weaknesses
3. How to get a promotion at work
4. Is business ownership for you?
5. The 5 biggest mistakes made on a resume/cover letter
6. Social media presence; understanding your online footprint
7. How to network
8. Searching/Applying for jobs 101
9. Interviewing 101; Important questions to ask
10. Dress for success; what you should and shouldn’t wear on a job interview