How to Answer the Strengths and Weaknesses Job Interview Question

Strengths and weaknesses interview question“What are your strengths and weaknesses” is one of the most common and challenging job interview questions. The interviewer will usually ask for the top two or three of each. So you’re going to talk about your weaknesses? No need to panic. This question is a lot easier to answer than you may think — provided you’re ready for it.

In most cases, this is a question asked by someone in staffing or human resources. Although it can also come from potential bosses and peers. It makes a difference who asks it, and if multiple people ask it throughout the interview process, you’ll want to make sure that your answers are consistent. So let’s get into how to answer it.

Job Interview Success: How to Dress for an Interview

dressing for a job interviewWhen dressing for an interview, you want to put forth a professional image and show the potential employer that you’re serious about becoming a member of their team. You can’t accomplish either of these goals when dressed inappropriately. So it’s important to put some thought into what you wear when dressing for an interview.

For a typical white collar office job, you want to wear formal business attire to an interview unless the person setting up the interview tells you otherwise. In the latter case, feel free to ask for clarification if you’re told something vague like “you don’t have to wear a suit” or if they say you can dress business casual. There’s nothing wrong with you confirming that you both share the same meaning of business casual.