Dominating the most difficult interview question: what is your greatest weakness by joe reardon may 16, 2014 i arrived in the office one morning, and our rockstar marketing manager stopped by to ask me a question before i even got a chance to get my first cup of coffee. For instance, i would have to say that one of my greatest strengths is my ability to collaborate in fact, having the opportunity to work in a team is one of the biggest draws for me to this position. Prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths you should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrates each strength, an example chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements. An administrative assistant with good qualities and strengths is invaluable and will ensure administrative matters are carried out to help guarantee the smooth operation of the organization here is a list of the top 5 qualities required every administrative assistant should possess. While there are other ways of expressing your strength, mr darshan godbole, coo, wenger and watson inc, who has more than 10 years experience in hr consulting recommends that your response be a real greater strength instead of something you create specifically for the interview.
The objective of this article is to help you prepare and answer one of the trickiest questions in an hr interview,ie what are your strengths and weaknessesthe interviewer doesn't expect you to be 100% sincere while answering this question. What are your strengths and weaknesses as an hr professional this is a question any job seeker can expect in one form or another during the interview process however, it's particularly important for hr candidates to answer this question in the right way. I have quite a few strengths(pause to think)probably my greatest strength is my reliability part of my reliability is consistently being there, i have a 100% on time record at work and have had it for the last three years. For example, if you're transitioning into a consultant role from a position as in-house human resources leader, your obvious strength is that you may be more effective and credible than someone without experience in an hr position.
Answer the question truthfully, positioning it as a development area versus a weakness, and always include what steps you are taking to grow your strengths in that area, kahn says. Hrcom is the largest online community for human resources professionals featuring articles, news, webcasts, events, white papers, discussion forums, templates, forms, best practices , and more managing strengths in three steps. However, in everyday practice most (hr) managers seem to take strengths for granted and focus first and foremost on identifying and eliminating weaknesses and deficits large-scale international research by marcus buckingham and donald clifton (2001) has shown that effective manager do not emphasize weaknesses and limitations but strengths. Inexperienced hr managers ask this question to learn something about your weaknesses skilled recruiters and interviewers, however, can easily identify your strengths and weaknesses, without inquiring about them. My greatest strength is my commitment to use my expertise and whatever might be required within the company's value system to successfully achieve the the organization's goals with the company's staff.
When asked what my greatest strength is, i give the same answer this is a strength because people like me back if you encounter a competent hr manager who actually seems to be asking. About cathleen carlos cat carlos is the director of hr consulting and content development at peoplematter, a workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Modern hr managers should recognize your strengths and weaknesses without inquiring about them on the other hand, the person leading your interview does not have to be an hr professional they can be a manager , small business owner , or anyone else who has little or no knowledge of interviewing job applicants. Strengths and weaknesses this list of strengths and weaknesses helps you to recognize those that apply to you know how to present these employee strengths and weaknesses in the best way when answering interview questions.
Greatest room for growth is in the areas of the person's greatest strengths the development planning process is a great opportunity to build on strengths rather than solely focus on improving deficiencies. Assistant professor of the online graduate human resources program and director of the undergraduate human resources administration (hra) program learn more about the online master of science in human resources management from the university of scranton or call us at 866-373-9547. Strengths that interviewers are looking for include: committed : talk about the times you may have sacrificed a vacation to complete an important project action-oriented : quote an example from a past job where you drove the meeting, committee or project that was languishing. Here is a alternative, mojo-preserving answer to the question what's your greatest weakness that can help you in two ways on the job search if this ghastly question rears its head. Human resources management strengths and weaknesses businesses to adapt quickly to changing opportunities in a growing number of organizations human resources are now viewed as a source of competitive advantage.
The candidate will have many strengths and weaknesses, but the only ones that matter are the ones that become relevant once he is embedded as an employee in his new team it's possible that your business has used this question for years and wants to revise the standard hiring questions. A human resources manager exhibits strength in the area of job knowledge by embracing appropriate human resources best practices, understanding employment trends and applying labor and employment. When we think of who a human resources professional is, we think about the qualities, characteristics, and the skills he or she possesses the qualities identified below define the key strengths of a good human resources professional.
Human resource department: strengths and weaknesses every company has a human resources (hr) department, but what does it really do it can be hard to say, because quite a few companies do not talk openly about their hr departments. The right way to answer what's your greatest weakness everyone seems familiar with — to make weaknesses into strengths (and vice versa) a senior manager in hr at macy's, a.
Here, the interviewer(s) try to gauge the level of self-awareness you have they want to assess your character and personality following points need to be considered while answering this question. Translate your greatest strengths into job-related language of benefits relevant to the job needs for example: if you are good at presenting/speaking in front of a group, continue your case by telling that it helps you in being a good salesman, influencing people or getting the action you desire from them.