AT A RECENT JOB INTERVIEW THEY ASKED ME ABOUT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES. WHAT ARE YOU MEANT TO SAY? PAUL, VIA EMAIL
Strengths are easy to talk about. But keep things focused on concrete achievements, such as reducing costs by a third or exceeding sales targets by 20 per cent. The trick with weaknesses is to turn it around by showing how you’ve worked to improve in any problem areas – times you’ve sought advice from superiors, or training courses you’ve undertaken. You’ll have the job in no time.