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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Advice
Pick one of your weaknesses that is not a necessity for the role. Be candid and humble in your answer recognizing that you really aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure you have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness too. Perhaps you are watching speakers talk about the weakness, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center in the near future. We are all human and all have weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

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User-Submitted Answers

What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Fear of public speaking. I joined the oratory team in high school and the leadership course in college.
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Start working on the new project as soon as I get the instructions. But now I realized that it is better to sped the required time to find out exactly what is required by the management and focus on those aspect of the job.
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I have accent in my talk which I need to reduce by talking to every one . By nature I am work oriented not talkative.
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Waiting on other people to do their part so I can finish my job. Keeping myself busy with other things.
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Being nervous when talking to other people,
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Too critical on my self, which has lead me to cut deadlines close so I have managed my time better to account for extra time for me to recieve criticism and make sure that my work is according to company procedures and requirements. Some examples I use is to create lists of the different assignments.
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My biggest weakness is nervousness. I am improving not to be nervous during rush hours and something that is new to me. I am trying to calm and think at the same time for solution to the problem.
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Accent, improving with talking to other people more.
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Asked questions out of the blue that will caught me off guard. Having presence of mind in everything I do.
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Why have you chosen a career in Accounting.
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Allowing constant interruptions without completing assignments. I am finishing projects before starting another one. I am getting back to coworkers instead of stopping what I am doing and not getting back to it.
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Inexperience, I am eager to learn and I like to think I am a quick learner especially with technology and computer programs.
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My greatest weakness is delegation. I tend to take on more work because I strive when I get the opportunity to be a team player and take on more responsibilities, however I do feel the pressure can get to me.
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My knowledge of Federal tax codes; I have taken continuing education course and continue to self educate myself on the matter,
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Having patience. Understanding that everyone won't work at the same pace.
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I tend to be hard on myself and focus on things I have done wrong rather than seing.
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Trust to every one . Some times will check my self.
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Taking on too many tasks. Asking team mates for help and organizing projects.
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I am task oriented with attention to detail who likes to work in teams.