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What are some of your weaknesses?
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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 Walgreens.
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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?
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Since am african I have an accent and this makes me have to repeat myself a couple of times before I can be understood. Am working at speaking audible enough, with gestures , seem to help sometimes.
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I don't know how to say no or I don't like turning people away.
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I tend to want everything done perfectly and on time, I put a lot of emphasis on always wanting things done right.
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Not such good at English as native speakers.
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To much pressure on me.
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Some of my weakness is being afraid that I will not pick up the process of the equipments, but I'm willing to try hard to pick up the process. I usually don't have a problem at school picking up a new circulm.
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Is spending time on making something perfect when its already perfect the way it is guess you can say overachiever.
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Some of my weaknesses are I don't have my GED but I am in summer classes to help further my education.
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Well one of my weaknesses would be perfectionsism.
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I am not as good at delegating duties to other people. I know that I can resolve this issue by taking advantage of your manager program in the future.
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I have no weakness at my profesional life.
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I sometimes can be a perfectionist, and I will not be content until things are done correctly. But, I have learned to do things quickly yet still efficiently.
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I tend to be a perfectionist and as such I will work hard until everything is right.
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Accepting that everyone has their limits. I truly believe that nothing is impossible.
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My biggest weakness is allowing people to help me, I often like to just do things myself to ensure that things get done my way. which comes with my attention to detail. But am also working on explaining to others what needs to be done and allowing them to help me.
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I have the skill of time management, some times the store become too busy in a time there is no enough employee in the store to help keeping every thing on the proposed time, but in these situation more effort needed to overcome.
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I used to spent a lot of time in a project so it would be perfect, but I have learned now how to work in different projects at the same time and balance my time.
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Some of my weaknesses are I am a perfectionist. I tend to be pretty hard on myself if I think I can perform a job better than I am doing. I usually dont do well if a person isnt performing up to their abilities. Having a slacker on a team doesnt work for anyone. I also stutter.
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I may not be organized. But trying to work maintaining a time schedule.
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Have a hard time leaving things unfinished? It has to be done right and on time and I have a hard time leaving until it is done.
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I try to take too many tasks at once, but I learned to keep an agenda and stay organized.
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Dont have to many but my one of weaknesses are feeling bad for people.
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Being too organized, to the point where I have several to do lists and too many daily goals. And also that I can be too talkative at times, where I get off track.
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I used to be very nervous at meeting new people, I didnt know how to organize my time before I started college.
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Nervousness at meeting new people, I will not rest until I finish my assignments.
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Go-getter personality can sometimes overwhelm introverts.
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I would say time management because I would spend the entire day finishing a task until its completed.
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My biggest weakness would have to be my inexperience, I am very eager and ready to work but I feel when it is time to interview due to my lack of experience it is difficult for employers to see my willingness to learn and eagerness to work.
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Sometimes I commit to too many tasks and it can become kind of overwhelming to have to finish all of them if they are needed to be done quickly.
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I sometimes get too soft and courteous.
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That would be my honesty and kindness, because I feel like sometimes I am taken advantage of my genuineness and being kind to people no matter who they are.
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I can be shy at first, but once I get comfortable I am much more confident.
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Pride not wanting help from others.
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People not cooperating with me, I can care too much, and instructions that are not clear enough.
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My most prominent weakness would be that I am a self critic. Everything that I do must be in top notch for be to be satisfied.
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Public speaking, it bothers me not to be able to finish a task.
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Over time I truly believe I have grown a lot with experience and I don't believe I have any great weaknesses other than being too nice.
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I can be a perfectionist. Sometimes I will focus on getting something done so perfectly that it takes longer to accomplish.
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I am very critical of my own work and I tend to double check it for errors. But I have also found that I can easily waste time checking and rechecking. Now I am aware of what to look for in being such a stickler, so I am always making a conscious effort to trust myself and my quality focus more and not be so incredibly critical of my work. I know that there is a limit to proofreading.
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Seeing not working at the speed they could be. It frustrates me enough to go help them and get the job done faster.
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Some of my weaknesses are being unassertive and a little on the sensitive side.
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Some of my weaknesses include taking on more than I can handel and being too helpful.
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My weakness is with excel but learning to learn.
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I am a perfectionist, where I always want things to appear a certain way. Also I can be very opinionated with some topics, but in a respectful way.
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I'm very concerned about tasks being done right and on time, I have the mentality "If you want it done right, do it yourself" but sometimes I take on more responsibility than I can handle at a time because of this. I have to take a step back and remind myself to slow down a little.
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Multitasking for me may be a bit of an issue. If I want to take on multiple tasks, I never go at them at once, I go through them one at a time.
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My weaknessess would be working too hard because I tend to care way more about what I do.
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When insulted or given a bad review, it lingers in my head and I sometimes feel hurt by it.
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I try to help everyone and spread myself too thin.
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I'm a shy person but will grow out of that to get the job done accurately.
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I can become too absorbed in a task, and I can also be impatient with others after a long day.
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Sometimes I can be shy when talking to customers and sometimes I easily can forget things.
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I tend to get nervous when its chaotic like many other people but I feel like it helps me to stay on top of things.
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I am reluctant to delegate and I am a bit to cautious at times.