HR Interview - What are your strengths and weaknesses

1/28/2011 16 Comments

Human Resource Interview -  What are your greatest Strengths and Weaknesses

We are citing some of the aspects that you may put forward as being your strengths. Please ensure that you list the points well before hand.

Self Motivation and Determination

To be successful in anything, we needs to be self motivated and determined. Without self motivation, it is very much possible that even the best resources will languish in the company without achieving any success. A determined and a self motivated employee can achieve a lot given the opportunities.

Self Confidence and Intelligence
Being intelligent having essential logic, street smart skills and practical knowledge combined with self-confidence with help to achieve much better results.

Strong Success Oriented and Natural Leader
When it comes to good companies, they always search for an employee who is self motivated and has the drive within their own self. In practicality, the company doesn't have much time to scout which of their employees has that next big idea, or which the employees are not working according to their talents and resources. In the best interests of the company, they should have a self appointed mentor who keeps these things in mind and speaks regularly at the appropriate time. This very characteristic is very vital for people in management positions like team leaders, program managers and project managers and other higher up managers.

Excellent Team Player
No one can do anything alone in today’s world, a person or employee requires a group of people or a team to succeed and to achieve something. As such, being a team player is almost as important as any academic degree. Please ensure that you try to highlight this skill in a crafty manner.

Hardworking and Skillful
One of the most common traits found in a successful managers as well as a successful employee. It is often said that success is 90% percent hard work and 10% percent critical thinking or brain activity. Just any company would like to have a hard working resource who gives everything to the job. Speak about those qualities like hard-work, dedication and commitment as your greatest strengths to impress the interviewer.

There may be instances when interviewers will also ask whether you have any weaknesses. 
When answering the question related to weaknesses, ensure that you describe the weaknesses in such a ambiguous way so that the interviewer will feel that they can be converted into strengths.

Sharing others workload
There are some people in companies who have this habit of taking all kinds of work from their colleagues and peers, whether it is their work or not. These kind of people are an asset to the company, but when they work in a team it might lead to some issues.

Being a Debater
Some employees are too passionate about their work and at times they require a reason for any change that can introduced in the organization. Though this is good for the project and the product, it might also create friction among the employees.

Lack of learning skills
There is no person in the world who has all the requisite skills for a job profile, there may be something that may be lacking. We can term this as one of the disadvantages that one has, because once a person gets a job and starts earning, they hardly find time as also become complacent for learning. As such, importance should be given on self training and learning new things.

Getting Nervous with the people in office
In today's world, with the arrival of the new work culture, we have come to such a situation that a person in office hardly meets another and that the only time people speak to each other is during coffee breaks, lunch breaks, etc where there is not much of interaction and as such there are some people who tend to become introverts.  Such things causes some people to become nervous they give presentations and speeches in front of their peers.


  1. My strengths are that I am optimistic, punctual, health and cleanliness conscious person. I am hard working and always like to finish my work on time.

    My weakness is that I am sensitive and emotional by nature. But I have realised that some decisions need to be taken practically once you are a part of corporate world, so m trying to be more practical nowadays.

  2. My strenghts are ability to work hard and my flexility, with which I'm quite capable to cooperate and produce fruitful (desired) results in every favourable and unfavourable cpnditions.

    My weakness is that my communications skills are not up to mark, yet I'm trying my best to improve them and I will definately overcome this. Another thing is I usually establish new relations without knowing much about the person.

  3. My Strength is positve thinking, I can adapt easily to any situation and I ll learn quickly.

    My Weakness is if I involve in any work I wont come out of it until I finish my work.

  4. My strength is self confidence,easy adaptable in any environment,to maintain a leadership qualities.

  5. My greatest strength is my Optimist nature.I feel that my hardworking, self motivating and quick learning skills adds strengths to my personality.

    My weakness is that i can never compromise myself with half dedication or hard work.i want to 100% perfect.but i will never get disappointed until or unless i reach my goal with perfectness

  6. My Strength is, my Logic building over a problem, Positive approach, Dedication towards work, Adaptability to different situations, and confidence in work...

    My weakness was, i used to go in deep while explaining something to anybody, which tend to bore people around me.
    BUT, i realized the same when came across people with same attitude, so now trying to control myself over it

  7. my strengths are my friends, family members who motivate, support and guide me to do my job in a right manner time to time. and that time i play the role of a good listener, and do well as a expert. due to them i never frustrated in my life because i know they will stand for me if i will fall anytime. so never i frustrated and i am self confident that i will never fall down because i never let them down.

    now when i come to my weakness as a social person i can consider my family and friends as my weakness also because i cant live without them

  8. My strengths are a positive attitude, leadership qualities, and able to negotiate in a healthy manner with whomsoever I may meet.

    When coming to my weakness. I can say that perfection is my weakness, as I intend the people near me to be as perfect as I am

  9. Strengths.

    I am a good listener, flexible, can easily adopt to new atmosphere and learn new things very quickly, adjustable person.


    I don't get satisfied until the work is completely perfect, shyness but mingling with my friends during my college days I overcame that

  10. My stength is that "I am very interseted to learn deeply on which going to work ,I am very palnned before work starts and adapt to work under pressure if i interseted"

    My weakness is that, "get depressed whenever fail ,same as srength when i sucesses again

  11. My Strength is if anybody asks me any help, I will do it immediately if I can do that properly, and I am broadminded, also I can adapt to the current environment. I always want to be an unique personality wherever I m.

    To say about my weakness. I m sensitive. I cant accept my failures immediately it takes time to convince my self. So I always think not to commit any mistakes in my work

  12. My Strength: In the situation of my failure, I will turn my achievements and basically I will check my maturity level. It encourages me to get into next step of my success.

    My weakness: I will directly involve into any works I will not think before whether it is suitable for me or not. But, I will accept my results whatever happens. Because of my weakness I can know how other fields are very difficult to move and how I have to handle the situations.


  13. My Strength's are.

    *I can easily adopt to any new atmosphere and learn new things very quickly.

    *Positive attitude, Workaholic and adjustable person.

    *I believe in making things happen instead of waiting around for things to happen and I am not just saying to say but I honestly mean it!.

    Weakness: I easily trust on anyone easily but I am working on that one. (Hr will surely ask how are you working on your weakness?).

    *Earlier I use 2 believe wot I hear but now I believe wot I see that too after giving it some thought!

  14. My greatest strengths is my self Confidence. I have leadership quality. I have great communication skills, quick decision making and I able to work under Pressure. As a marketing guy I have good selling skills and convincing power. I can easily survive in any environment. I can work hard to achieve my targets in time. I am motivated, disciplined, and focused and am determined to get my job done well and on time.

    My weakness, I'm emotional but not emotional fool and I'm not satisfy with my work when there is little mistake

  15. I am a candid person, with positive attitude, having good comunication skills, I can prove myself in any type of environment, I am very emotional and I believe this is my weakness.

  16. Weakness?
    I'm always ready to learn new skills and adapt my methods to become better at what I do. If I become aware of a weakness in my knowledge base or in the way I perform my duties, I do my best to fill that gap whether through formal training, informal training, or directly from my colleagues.

    I'm well motivated, I've got a strong desire to succeed, and I'm always ready and willing to learn new information and skills



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