| How to answer shortcomings in an interview |
| 1. Dig deeper and find the real flaws. Write them down on paper and see what you can say during the interview. If you are talking about the shortcomings that bother you, it sounds more honest. The things that help you think about the real disadvantages are to look at the difficulties you have encountered in previous jobs or think about the useful criticism your manager has made of you. |
2. Don't give a uniform answer, such as: "My biggest drawback is too much pursuit of perfection / work too hard." Maybe this is the true answer, but unfortunately it will give the interviewer the wrong message, they are used to listening to these general Answer, you will think you want to avoid this question.
3. Say what you did to overcome your shortcomings. This is your chance to prove to the interviewer and let them know that although you have shortcomings, you will actively overcome them and there are ways to overcome them. In a way, your efforts to overcome shortcomings will be seen as advantages.
4. Although we mentioned that you should be honest, remember also not to be too honest. Avoid the shortcomings that can affect your job. For example, applicants for human resources positions say they are not good at getting along with others, or want to make sales but say they are not good at negotiating. It's not that you have to make up shortcomings, but it's better to pick one that doesn't affect the interview.