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Tell me one thing about yourself that you would like to improve upon.

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By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know in which way(s) you seek to improve yourself. This question is another way of asking 'What is your greatest weakness?' Saying 'nothing' is not an option here. Self-improvement is required by everyone, no matter what stage we are in, in life and career. Talk to the interviewer about something that you would improve about yourself and what you are planning to do to achieve that.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I would like to improve upon my computer skills. I am currently at an intermediate level with Microsoft Office Suite but would like to advance. I have enrolled in a class this Fall which should help me to reach that goal."

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"I would like to improve my skills when it comes to Google's online office tools. I am somewhat familiar with G-Suite but not familiar enough considering I believe these tools are where office management is going. Google offers online tutorials, so I plan to start taking these modules next week."

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"Everyone needs improvement in some way. For me, I would like to work on improving my typing skills. I am so accustomed to working on the floor, as a hands-on manager, that I spend very little time in my office on the computer. Being a 'two-finger' typer makes my documentation and report writing tasks a bit more time consuming than I would like."

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"If I could improve anything about myself I would choose to improve my delegation skills. As a creative type, I tend to jump right into a project, thinking that I can do it all. And, I do succeed; however, implementing more of a teamwork mentality never hurts either."

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"I believe that post-secondary education is crucial and, unfortunately, I did not get the opportunity to go to university. I think it would greatly help me in my retail career to have formal education as that is often a question on job applications. I plan to take online courses in the evening and weekends to complete my degree in business administration and communications."

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"I have been thinking about this recently - about how I can improve myself in the workplace and also as an individual. I plan to work on my networking skills this year. I will start with attending more sales related events in the city and getting to know more business owners in the area. This plan can only increase my opportunities when it comes to meeting potential new clients."

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"I would like to expand my coaching and mentoring skills. As an educator, I find that I spend a lot of my time not only teaching, but putting out fires associated with my students' personal lives. School is where they spend the majority of their day, so of course, it makes sense that their personal issues would come up in this setting as well."

Financial Analyst
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"I would like to improve upon my computer skills. I am currently at an intermediate level with Microsoft Office Suite but would like to advance. I have enrolled in a class this Fall which should help me to reach that goal."

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"I would like to learn more about writing with persuasion. I feel that I have a good amount of skill in persuasive writing; however, my delivery could be tighter. I found an online course called 'Writing with Impact' and plan to begin it later this week."

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"I completed my Bachelor of Mathematics at MIT and would grade my experience as 10/10. If I could choose any area to improve my skills, coming out of university, I would choose to take additional coursework on topology and chaos theory."

Sound Engineering Technicians
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"The areas of sound engineering I would like to improve upon are (X areas as per the job posting) because I don't have experience with these areas in a professional capacity. However, I have experience with these areas in a volunteer capacity, even though minimal, as I (X equivalent experience in a volunteer capacity). Because of this experience, I know I will be able to successfully perform in a work environment while developing my skills in these areas."

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Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 01/09/2017
Last modified on: 02/04/2019

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