The Best Defense Is A Strong Offense — Especially When Addressing Your Shortcomings

It’s one of those cliché interview questions: what’s your biggest weakness? If you’re ever interviewing with me, I like to mix it up a little and ask, “what is your personal kryptonite,” but I’m getting at the same thing. If you’re being considered for a promotion, the decision makers will definitely bring up your shortcomings, too. But you probably won’t be there to hear it and respond to it.

The best thing you can do to prepare for that critique is to take the initiative to improve yourself; showing you’re eager to learn and grow can go a long way in offsetting a perceived weakness. The worst thing you can do is try to deny or hide it.

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