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What are some of your weaknesses?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Panera Bread interview

How to Answer

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 Panera.

What are some of your weaknesses?
Answer example

"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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What are some of your weaknesses?
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I am extremely interested in technology.
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I am a perfectionist so I tend to take a little more time constantly checking things however I always meet a deadline.
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Setting a goal and not meeting my expectations.
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There are no weaknesses I can think of as of right now. But if there are weaknesses that present themselves, I always look for ways to improve and turn them into strengths. One of my weaknesses used to be communicating with people because I was shy or scared of what they might think of my responses. In return, I learned customers or coworkers do not judge others as much as I thought and that by me holding back was only hindering my improvements in my work environment. Therefore, I learned to be open and honest in order to communicate better and be positive and encouraging about communicating.
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My only weakness is that I have been known to take on too many responsibilities myself because I feel that I need to ensure the task can be completed to my standards.
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I can become prideful of myself at times but my pride makes me a confident worker.
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One of my weaknesses is taking on too many tasks at once. I have a tendency to do this with my schoolwork as well.
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I would say confidence is one of my weaknesses.
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I used to be a little unorganized, but I started using this tactic and my organization skills have really improved.
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I can be very critical of my own work. I take pride in error-free work.
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Sometimes I often say yes too much, I love to help people but sometimes saying no is necessary too.
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I tend to let fear paralyze me at times, such as trying a new food.
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That I like everything done perfectly. I am a perfectionist.
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Sometimes I tend to focus so much on the quality of my work I take a little extra time. Quality over quantity.
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I need to work on my interpersonal skills with my peers, and I need to work on my patients.
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Procrastination is one of them. I may be punctual and hard-working, but I stave off tasks to the last minute. I've been working on it. I've been better about it at least; now I actually turn things in on time, as opposed to not at all.
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I like things to be really orderly and precise, so I can spend a little bit too much time making everything around me really neat and orderly.
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I find it difficult to delegate job task fully, feeling quality may be compromise. I have since learnt how to effective coordinate team in achieving common goal.
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I can not say no to someone that needs help. I always want to help everyone.
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That I care to much.
21.
Some of my weaknesses would be continuing a conversation. I worry that I do not know what to say next.
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None that would affect my abilities to perform this job.
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When it comes to people, I'm definitely the type of person who likes to please everyone and avoid conflict. I've oftentimes had coworkers get into conflicts, and I've been the person who tries to deal with their problems instead of focusing on my own work, just because I don't want there to be any conflict within my work environment. However, I feel like I've been doing better to let my coworkers handle their own problems (or let a manager handle it), and focus on what I need to be doing, because there's really no need for me to be dealing with other people's issues when I have my own to focus on.
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One of my weaknesses is that I sometimes become to focused on one task but I have learned to multi task and do them all to do the best of my ability.
25.
I can be somewhat of a procrastinator when I feel too overwhelmed.

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