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Everyone has weaknesses so know how to talk about yours before job interviews


I’m always asked about my “biggest weakness” in interviews and never seem to answer successfully. It seems obvious to me that an honest answer will always leave a bad impression, and so I often avoid the question altogether and joke that I am a very bad tennis player. This doesn’t always amuse the interviewer. How can I best answer this question? I don’t want to be remembered as just another person who says “I’m sometimes too much of a perfectionist.”