You know how they ask ‘what is your biggest flaw?’ during an interview? I’m ill-prepared for such a question. I fear, I may blurt something out, like Jennifer Lawrence giving an unadulterated opinion about herself! At the same time, I also do not want to sound like a bullshitter with something like this – ‘Oh, I’m too much of a perfectionist!’. 23 (F), marketing intern
Hi, Looks like you’re someone who doesn’t like being caught between moral and ethical dilemmas of over-promising. Most interviewers expect candidates to reveal a noticeable and potentially detrimental struggle, and explain how the employee will mitigate the risks of the struggle. My advice – don’t give an automated response. Give your interviewer a story. Here’s an example of what you could say –
1. I used to be socially awkward person, which sometimes made it difficult for me to talk to people around me. I’ve made a lot of friends since then, and I’m constantly trying to think before I speak, so I won’t say nonsense.
2. I don’t have a lot of leadership skills. I always try to follow and figure out the tasks ahead of me. I am quite good at being a high-contributing team member, and I always try to take a lead even if I find the task difficult.