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Knobull Helps To Meet Interview Challenges Head On

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - eTradeWire -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull reported, "Job candidates will likely be asked to name their greatest strengths and weaknesses during the interview process for a new role. While on the job, organization leadership is constantly monitoring these attributes."

While this dreaded question may seem intimidating, you can use it to your advantage. Understanding why employers want to know your strengths and weaknesses can empower you to craft the ideal answer and ace your interview. Also, continue to enhance long term success while working in a position.

The purpose of an interview is to get to know a candidate. Questions range from behavioral, to technical, to situational, to open-ended. Asking for someone's strengths and weaknesses helps interviewers understand how self-aware candidates are.

Preparation is the key to nailing any interview and continued development builds on this success. You'll feel confident rehearsing your response to this question and thinking of examples to back your strengths and weaknesses.

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You should mention strengths demonstrating that you're the best candidate for the position. Refer to the job description to see what skills are required for the role you're interviewing for to use. Provide specific examples of your strengths in action and try to approach this part of your response as being confident without over inflating attributes.

You can also request an assessment from Knobull to determine which strengths stand out. Also, give you better awareness of which areas of development can boost your success.

Strengths to consider:


Specific hard skills

Leadership skills









After reviewing the job description, select one or two of your weaknesses that won't prevent you from succeeding in the role. Be honest but choose examples that don't  disqualify you from being considered for the job.

Focus on one or two weaknesses that be viewed as positive attributes. For example, being self-critical can mean you are always working to improve your capabilities. Also, taking on too much responsibility can show that you actively work to expand your sphere of activity.

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The other key to using this question to your advantage is to address your weaknesses and how you're actively working to improve them. Demonstrate how you are working to turn your weakness into a strength.

Weaknesses to consider:


Too detail oriented

Public speaking


Taking on too much responsibility

Limited experience in non-job-related skill

Bentley concluded, "When it comes to achieving career success at a dream company, savvy learners head to Knobull. Our learning and career development platform uses powerful technology to provide support tools for students and recent graduates. Rated as a top ranked academic search engine, this intuitive interface and one-tap access to powerful learning and career development tools, helps make learning efforts a breeze."

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