Quote from JentheRN05
Well what are your weaknesses? If you have a weakeness - maybe we can help put it into better words.
Definitely. The worst answer to that question is a "made up" answer that you think sounds good. It has to be the real thing or you will struggle when they want to discuss it further with you.
So ... prepare for your interview by doing a good self-assessment. What are your real strengths and weaknesses? If you don't the real answer to that question, you've got bigger problems than an upcoming job interview.
After you have identified your real weaknesses, think about how they affect your work life -- and then, as rach_NC_03 said, develop a plan for how you will deal with that weaknesses so that it doesn't negatively affect your work performance.
That's the approach that gives the interviewers the 4 things the interviewers really want to hear:
1. You are honest and not just spouting off some fictional answer you read in a book or got from the internet
2. You are self-aware. You demonstrate the mature, work-life readiness skill, and emotional intelligence skill of being aware of your own strengths, weaknesses, feelings, etc. and how they affect other people and your work performance.
3. You have a plan for successfully dealing with your weaknesses that will prevent them from having a negative impact on your job performance.
4. You have a sufficiently positive attitude about yourself and your ability to be successful at the job that you can discuss these things openly and with self-confidence -- which endears you to your audience (interviewers and colleagues).
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.