What are the strengths and weaknesses?

During a job interview, the interviewer may ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. To know your strengths and weaknesses, he can ask you questions like Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses, what are your strengths and weaknesses. You should also write your strengths and weaknesses in your resume. This helps the interviewer understand how much you know about yourself.

So let us first understand what strength and weakness are.

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What is Strength and Weakness?

Those qualities and habits that encourage you to do anything are called your strengths. The good and unique qualities within you which are found in very few people or only in you. If 50 people have come for interview for the post of manager in a company and among them you are the only one with MBA degree, then this is your strength. If you can speak 10 languages then this is also your strength.

The qualities and habits that prevent you from doing good work are your weaknesses. Your weakness will prevent you from doing good work. Due to your weakness, you may also lose good opportunities in your career. For example, if you never reach anywhere on time, you will be late for the interview and because of this you may even lose a good job.

Now let us see some examples of strengths and weaknesses which you can also write in your resume for interview.

10 Examples of Strength

  • Video editing
  • Always complete work on time
  • Speak more than one language
  • To speak politely
  • Repair computer
  • Team player
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Website Designing
  • Mobile app development


10 Examples of Weakness

  • Not reaching office on time
  • Not organizing your work
  • Not managing time
  • Does not like conflict
  • Get bored with work
  • Cannot communicate in English
  • Not knowing computer programming
  • Not able to speak in front of people
  • Trying to please everyone
  • Leaving work unfinished

How to know your Strength and Weakness?

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Most of today's youth are not aware of their strengths and weaknesses and they never think about them. When they have to mention these in their resume, they copy from the other person's resume. And during the interview, when the interviewer asks them about their strengths and weaknesses, they get confused and are not able to answer about their strengths and weaknesses.

Please note that the interviewer asks you such questions only to understand how you will benefit the company.

If you have not yet thought about your strengths and weaknesses, then I am going to tell you here how you can find out your strengths and weaknesses.

First of all, find a place where you can sit peacefully. A peaceful place in your home can be your bedroom, terrace or garden. Now write down on a paper what good qualities you have and what bad qualities you have. You can write about your good and bad qualities like this:

My good qualities

  • I can sing well
  • I am good at general knowledge
  • I know how to play the guitar
  • I play cricket very well

My bad qualities

  • I feel shy to speak in front of people
  • I do not complete my work on time
  • I am always late in going to office

And now you write what your parents, brothers and sisters say about you. If you can't think of many good or bad qualities about yourself, talk to your family and ask what they say about you.

After that, you should think about what your school teachers say about you. A teacher in your school is like a parent to you who points out your good qualities to encourage you. And he also tells you your shortcomings so that you can improve them. Write down the words or sentences that your teacher says to you.

And now, you should pay attention to what your friends say to you or talk about you. We stay less at home and more with our friends. We also share things with our friends that we do not feel comfortable sharing with our family.

After getting all the qualities about yourself, you have to compare your good and bad qualities. You will notice that you will have some good qualities that others have said bad about you and some bad qualities that others have said good about you. Now, find common good and bad qualities about yourself. Generally good qualities are your strengths and bad qualities are your weaknesses.

In this way you will know your strengths and weaknesses and will not have any problem in answering about them even during the job interview.