Personal Strengths and Weaknesses Essay

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Personal Strengths and Weaknesses What are my personal strengths and weaknesses? When I think about this question, the first thing that comes to mind is a job interview. I, like most people, find this simple question to be the most stressful moment of any interview. I want to give an answer that is imaginative but does not give the interviewer a bad impression of myself. In this paper, I will describe my strengths and weaknesses as I would to a job interviewer. I will give specific examples of my strengths and place a positive spin on my weaknesses. When deciding which strengths you want describe to an interviewer, you should make a list, choose three to five of those strengths that match the job posting, and give specific examples of…show more content…
The best way to handle describing your weaknesses to a job interviewer is to minimize the possible negative of the weakness and emphasize the positive. One way of doing this is to select a trait and come up with a solution to overcome your weakness (Martin, 2005). My personal weaknesses are that I tend to be a detail-oriented person, that I do not have confidence in my grammar skills, and that my interpersonal skills are not as refined as I would like them to be. When working on any project, I am a detail-oriented person who can get hung up on the specific particulars of the project. This also goes back to my time in the Air Force when I was instilled with a duty to pay close attention to detail. The big picture was something that someone else took care of. Unfortunately, this trait followed me into the civilian sector and causes me to have a hard time seeing how the different parts of a project fit together to form the big picture. To counterbalance this, I always make it a point to have someone on my team who can see how everything fits together to make the big picture I do this so that the team will succeed in their current project. I also do this so that I can learn from that teammate how to see the big picture so that I can improve myself. Also, I have never been confident with my grammar skills throughout my life. Some of the most frustrating moments in both my

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