Nobody likes to talk about their weaknesses, especially if they try to convince someone to hire them for a job in a bank.
But the question is not as difficult as most job seekers believe.
You should simply talk about strengths that are relevant for the job, and weaknesses that are not essential for a role of a banker. Let me help you with your choice.
- communication skills
- social skills
- listening skills
- ability to uncover the needs of the client
- computing skills
- sales skills
- problem solving ability
- observation skills
Good weaknesses to mention:
- over-friendly to clients
- impatient in job
- weak management skills
- inability to make decisions independently
- bad shape (physical condition)
- no leadership skills
Excellent employees strive to improve on their weaknesses
Nobody is perfect. But good job applicants are ready to admit their weaknesses. They understand how they relate to the job, and are ready to improve on them.
Pick a weakness that is not essential for the job, and a strength that matters. Remember that your interview presence should correspond with your words.
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