Common Job Interview Question: What is your greatest weakness?
I pride myself on taking care of tasks and issues quickly and find that I am often requested when something needs to get done right away. However, this usually means that I solve problems without documenting them or sharing the solution with my team. To solve the problem, I have set aside time every day to record what steps I took to solve an issue or to document a new procedure.
My biggest weakness is not responding to emails in a timely way. I often spend my day attending meetings and working tickets and don’t make reading emails a priority. I prefer to discuss topics and issues in person or over the phone but need to remember that some people are not accessible in these ways. I am working on checking my email more often and replying immediately instead of leaving it for later.
Homework: Can you come up with two additional ways to respond to the interviewer’s question?