New Ways to Answer that Weakness Question

New Ways to Answer that Weakness QuestionYou hate answering that weakness question during a job interview however you have to come up with something good. Think about weaknesses that are either obvious or specific (i.e. narrow) to a situation and that’s how you can answer the question truthfully yet without taking yourself out of the game. Here are ways to handle the weakness question with those two ideas in mind.

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Melissa Llarena

Melissa Llarena is an author, imagination coach, consultant, speaker, and contributor to ForbesWomen articles that have garnered 4 million + views. She is also the host of Unimaginable Wellness, the podcast for entrepreneurs, founders, and creators who are also moms. Featured guests include GaryVee and Beth Comstock. Melissa holds a psychology degree from New York University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a Transformational Coaching Academy certificate. She is training to become a meditation practitioner. Melissa lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three sons. Visit


  1. ed leong on September 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I like the tips on handling weaknesses..

  2. Christine Schoaff on October 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Melissa– Great segment. The specifics of your examples are helpful because each illustrates the point you make in an extendable and applicable manner. Thanks!

    • Melissa on October 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Christine,
      Glad you like my examples. The point is to offer interesting stories or specific situations that show you are confident and smart! Let me know how you use this info.

  3. Amr Saudi on October 9, 2014 at 6:10 am


    Thank you Melissa for your great tips. I find them realistic and workable.

    • Melissa on October 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Fantastic! Please let me know how you reworked my points to fit your needs.

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