Rahasia Menjawab Strength and Weaknesses di Interview, Mudah!

Strength and weaknesses adalah pertanyaan yang hampir dapat dipastikan muncul dalam job interview. Perusahaan ingin mengetahui character traits kamu melalui pertanyaan ini.

Walaupun pertanyaan tentang strength and weaknesses terkesan sepele, kamu harus mempunyai strategi dalam menjawabnya. Jika tidak, justru akan merugikan kamu di mata hiring managers.

Strength

Orang sering mengira kelebihan dan kekurangan selalu berkaitan dengan sifat, padahal belum tentu. Hal yang tidak banyak orang ketahui adalah kelebihan harus berkaitan dengan keterampilan kerja dan dibuktikan dengan pengalaman.

Bukti pengalaman akan membuat kelebihanmu dapat lebih terukur dan dipahami orang lain.

Contoh strengths

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Honesty
  • Leadership skills
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Initiative
  • Self-motivation
  • Computer literacy
  • Positive attitude

Berikut contoh cara menyampaikan kelebihan disertai bukti pengalaman.

  • I have 5 years of experience as a copywriter and consider myself to have strong writing skills. I was promoted to an editorial position after five years at the company, so I have also improved my editing skills thanks to my new role.
  • I am very honest. When I feel that my workload is too large to accept another task, or if I don’t understand something, I always let my supervisor know.

Weaknesses

Walaupun bertujuan menyampaikan kelemahan, di sini kamu juga dapat menyisipkan kelebihanmu. Kamu dapat menunjukkan sikap sadar diri dan keinginan untuk terus memperbaiki kekurangan.

Sebaiknya kamu bersikap jujur saat ditanya tentang kelemahan. Walaupun begitu, hindari terlalu banyak mengungkapkan kekurangan yang sifatnya fatal, seperti tidak teliti, tidak jujur, sering terlambat, dan lain-lain.

Contoh weaknesses

  • Self-criticism
  • Shyness
  • Lack of knowledge of particular skill
  • Public speaking
  • Taking criticism
  • Lack of experience
  • Inability to delegate
  • Lack of confidence
  • Maintain a healthy work/life balance
  • Working with ambiguity
  • Working with certain personalities
  • Having trouble asking for help
  • Impatience
  • Having trouble saying ‘no’

Berikut contoh cara menyampaikan kelemahan disertai solusinya.

  • I often struggle with delegating and choose to take on a larger workload to ensure that a task is completed perfectly. This puts more pressure on myself, so I have been using software to assign tasks and track their completion. So far this has helped me to trust my co-workers and focus more on my own tasks.
  • My greatest weakness is that I sometimes have trouble saying ‘no’ to requests and end up taking on more than I can handle. In the past, this has led me to feel stressed or burnt out. To help myself improve in this area, I use a project management app so I can visualize how much work I have at any given moment and know whether or not I have the bandwidth to take on more.
  • Because I truly love my work and have ambitious career goals, it can be difficult for me to keep a healthy balance between work and my personal life. I have seen a negative impact on my motivation and focus when I ignore my personal needs. As a result, I have made it a point to focus on creating space in my schedule to focus on volunteering and spending time with my family. Taking small actions like putting my phone on silent during dinnertime is helpful. When I maintain a good work/life balance, I have found my output is more qualitative, I can get more work done and I feel excited about coming to work in the morning.

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