Another tactic is to remember a true weakness and narrate how you have overcome it. It should be a small weakness and not a major character or work-related flaw. This is not the time to go into details regarding personal problems. A young woman I know was interviewing for a position in a hotel. She was very good-passionate about the job and loved meeting people and looking after their comforts. When she was asked this question she said that she had a very short temper and got irritated by,… stupid questions. Wrong answer….. Hoteliers cannot afford to lose their temper. She was not offered the position. On the other hand, another person said one of his shortcomings was that he always
strove for perfection and tended to be intolerant of work that was less than perfect. This was viewed by the interviewer as a plus point.
Do not forget. The organisation is seeking to solve a problem and you are offering yourself as a solution.
Career Goal :
Employers often want to know how you regard yourself…. whether you are ambitious, what your aim in life is, how capable you think you are.
Questions can be probing and phrased in different ways, like….
1. Where do you want to be 5-10 years from now in your career?
2. What are your long-term career goals?
3. What prompted you to take your current job?
4. Why did you make a career change?
5. Why do you want to leave your current position?
6. How will the job you're interviewing for fit into your career plans?
7. Why did you choose this profession and this specific job?
8. What are you seeking from this job?
9. What challenges do you think you will face in moving from your current position to this one?
10. What additional training or development will you need to perform in this position?
These questions are to find out whether you have long-term plans and whether they are compatible with that of the organisation. The interviewer wants to test your belief in your ability and would want to know where you aspire to get - how ambitious you are. In this, it would be wise to do your research into the organisation and to what you really want to do in the future. Do
not set goals that cannot be realised in the organisation you are interviewing for.