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What are some of your weaknesses?
We all have things we can improve on, so do not be afraid to share them. The interviewer will likely take note of these things and may even provide you with additional training or mentoring in these areas if possible to help you excel. The interviewer wants to hear that your weaknesses are not critical for the job you are applying to. Think of a couple of things you could improve upon that are not necessary for the job, and openly share them with the interviewer. You might even include some fun things that are not job-related. For example, you might state, "Painting is definitely a weakness for me! If you need someone to paint a poster, I'm probably not your guy!" The interviewer will think it's clever, and painting is not essential for a job at Aldi.
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"Painting is definitely a weakness for me! If you need someone to paint a poster, I'm probably not your guy!"

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User-Submitted Answers

What are some of your weaknesses?
I dont believe I have any weakness I always put 110% into every thing I do.
I always see room for improvement.
I have to finish what I started and have to have everything clean.
Getting disappointed when things are not done properly.
I struggle sometimes with communicating with equivilents who are deliberately not pulling there weight. Especially when it has an effect on the task I am doing.
I put 110% into everything I do but always see room for improvement.
I tend to be a perfectionist and expect the same from others.
I can come across as a shy person when you first meet me however once I know you I will be very outgoing.
Not many weaknesses that l can recall. Doubting myself that l could be a leader would be one. I know that l am capable but tend to doubt myself sometimes.
My weaknesses in the work place are that for personal reasons I find being around intoxicated people to be uncomfortable and it sometimes can take me a while to understand the concept of how to do something but I will always get there in the end.
I dont have any weaknesses I give 120 percent in everything I do I feel ald would benifit greatly from someone like me.
Not being able to say no, wanting to complete a task even if it meant working over.
A lot of people will say that I talk to much and can be loud when in group conversations.
Can come across aggressive at times, can expect too much from people.
I tend to take on taskes that could easily be deligated to others. Althugh I have never missed a deadline. I am now more confident in assigning work to others.
I used to be very inpatient but less so as I have got older.
I am a workaholic. I get extremely obssessed with the work that I am doing. I end up working from home and on holidays. I tend not to switch off from my work mode.
I tend to take on alot of work however I have learnt that I can share out the work load and get it done quicker and to a better standard.
I do not have any weaknesses. If there any I work hard to overcome.
I used to leave all to be done just on time but I realised that having everything prepared before hand is better as maybe when is time to do something you have a customer (airport example)
I would say it is a language, but recently I have started the new lessons in english.
I am a workaholic, which can lead to me getting quite tired. I used to be quite bad for doing stuff in my own time, but I am much better and can draw a better line between work and personal time. Which I think is important for both of us.
A weakness I have some might say would be caring to much but I think that is a strentgh.
My presentation skills were my weakness but I have overcome that now.
I really like to be well-organized, so if the task is extremely difficult to complete I will take time the time beforehand to make sure the task goes smoothly. I would imagine there would be some who would get impatient with that, even if it only took a few minutes.
I am a hands on person, and although I am in a management position I have to learn more to sometimes step back and deligate more without wanting to do it myself.
I work really hard on my weaknesses. I used to be severely anxious. To the point where I would experience panic attacks on a daily basis.
Going over things to make sure they are prefect but ive learned to say its done to a high standard and move on, I always see room for improvement though.
My weaknesses are that I do not give up. I keep trying until I succeed.
I use to like to work on one project at a time, but have learned to multi task and I use to take to long on a task but have learned to be more confident in my work.
I take on too many task and not request help but I am working on it as at Coles now I do get employee to do some task that is required of me.
Sometimes I may rush into a situation where I should take more time, over passionate to get things done may appear to be too eager.
I can be a bit to hard on myself if I miss a target or goal due to circumstances that cannot be predicted and I can be too organised to the point that it can drive people a bit mad.
My weaknesses would be my experiences as I am young but im very quick leaner and I can adopt my self in new environment.
I am a very hard worker but I feel I have dealt with this.
Theres always room for improvement in all aspects.
Sometimes I am focused on my job I end up taking on tasks that have not been completed.
My only weakness I feel is that I tend to second guess my self every so often.
What could be cosidered as a weakness is my attention to detail. I might take a little longer than the next two people to complete a task, but that is because I am ensuring that I do the best possible work. This is demonstrated with my art commission work. I always do my best possible work, and as a result, the process may take a longer period of time for higher quality work.
Nervous about taking control, but due to nature of work I HAVE HAD TO LEAD a job from start to finish.
I am not perfect and understand that I may not have the required skill set you are looking for but with the training you provide and my previous management experience I believe in my ability to adapt quickly and acuire the skills required.
I sometimes get caught up in detail and the job may take a few minutes longer than anticipated.
Being meticulous, over doing things, like cleaning to thoroughly. I just have to remember to do what needs doing right now in the time frame I have, and not doing everything that I think should be done all up.
Perfectionist when I do not achieve perfect I get angry with myself.
Being too critical of myself.
I tend to over think things and this is something I have been working on with a friend, using strategies that I have learnt from reading and researching on the internet.
Perhaps being too diligent, and pushing myself to far. Sometimes I do Have to allow myself to relax when I get home.
I feel that sometimes I can be really critical of my own work.
I have little patience for incompetence. I believe those with more experience must lead by example, and when they fail to do so, I become impatient and give them direct feedback. At times, I admit this feedback may be a little harsh, but I am trying to get a point across on the importance of the situation.
I do not have any weaknesses.
Time-management, insecure.
I can get a bit carried away sometimes, over doing myself.
I tend to spend more time to ensure my job is done perfectly.
I can be fussy about small details, which can kill time, so I try to step back and focus on the bigger picture sometimes. Also, I believe that my self confidence is something I need to work on more, so that I can feel fully comfortable, level headed and in control of my nerves in a given sitiuation but im constantly trying to tackle this by facing my fears head on and knowing exactly what im capable of.
I am very critical of my own work because I want to do the best that I possibly can.
I could be to organized and could over analyze information.
My weakness putting off learning to drive,
Overthinking and sometimes too eager.
Nervous when I dont know people come accross has shy when im not.
Lack a bit of confidence.
I like a job well done and sometime I may doubt about myself.
Separating home life from work and being in the inventory buisness for such a long time.
As I am dedicated and enthusiastic in my role I expect same from others and can find it frustrating if some are not.
I have a hard time sharing a task with others until I know I can complete it myself therefore providing them with the best training.
My honesty is a weakness. I feel it can sometimes lead to me saying the wrong thing without meaning to or knowing what ive said wrong. I also think I sometimes care too much which can be a bit of a weakness.
I care too much, and like to make sure everything is perfect.
Public speaking has always been a tough thing for me. I am learning to cope with this the older I get. Group interview are nerve racking. I also feel I can be too assertive . I may come across as being very bossy and upfront.
I feel there are no weaknesses, only some strengths glow brighter than others. In saying that I am aware that no one is perfect 100% of the time and at times of stress these strengths may fractures, thus appearing to be a weakness.
I will sometimes have too much faith in staff.
I am always looking opportunity to improve my self. Because no one is perfect.
I think It's hard for me to work where people are racist . I think that's my big weakness.
I tend to spend a little too much time checking my work making sure is perfect, however I come to a good balance that ill make sure the first time is done correctly.
I don't enjoy sitting in an office . My passion sometimes makes me seem aggressive.I don't accept defeat and can get over committed.
I never see that I have any weaknesses I always see room for improvement.
Constant craving where I chalenge myself and pick up more tasks, give exmaple of what you handle at work, other people can view this as a weakness grey hair supports this.
Some of my weaknesses are that I'm more of a hands-on person, therefore, it's easier for me to learn while doing things rather than someone telling me to do it.
I can be too honest sometimes which some people can find abrasive, but once you get to know me you understand i'm honest because I want to get the best out of everyone.
Expecting staff to work like myself. Some people struggle physically, whilst others do not have the mental capacity to cope with more than what is expected of them.
A weakness of mine is occasionally assuming that all members of the team share my enthusiasm for certain projects as well as always looking for the best in some people.
In the past I have realized that I had taken constructive criticism too personally. I have also, attempted to take on too much responsibility for my job title. Although I'm always willing to assist whomever needs assistance, I have learned to follow the chain of command and not insert myself in areas where I'm not expected too.
I dont have any weaknesses that I know of.
Patience and understanding people have different strength and weakness.
I tend to take on to much sometimes and need to trust others to take on responsibility.
Habit of the community sector is to say yes, when no may be better personaly.
I don't always project my voice, I'm not often very opinionated.
Family get sick Snake Affraid to fail over and over.
I find myself working a task thoroughly and to the point that I exhaust myself. However I have learned to pace myself and keep sight of the big picture.
I focus on quality and sometimes lose speed. If I start something, I cannot leave it in the middle. I focus too much on detail even when it's not required.
Empathy - need to make sure that I keep the balance between my own tasks and helping others. Activator - might come across bossy.
When people doesnt work well with others.
My weakness is being put on the spot but I soon overcome it.
I work too hard. I need to make sure everything is in place before I leave.