This is one of the most typical interview questions. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you apply for a position of a graphic designer, a teacher or a product manager. It will most likely come in any job interview.
In order to answer it well, you need to understand the basic principle: What is a strength for one job is useless in another position. And what is a weakness for one employee, cab be a strength for another one.
Let me list the strengths of graphic designers right now. You can pick few for your answer:
- ability to understand the needs and desires of various people and transform it into final design works
- analytical thinking
- detail oriented personality
- ability to teamwork
- patience and perseverance
- drawing and other artistic abilities
Effort to improve on your weaknesses
Responsible people always work on their skills and try to get rid of their weaknesses. This should be reflected in your interview answer. Attitude is more important than your strengths and weaknesses. After all, nobody was born a perfect designer. Let’s have a look at two sample answers:
I am pretty creative, always coming with new ideas and solutions. On the top of that, I am quite skilled in drawing. On the other hand, my management skills are quite bad. I can hardly manage other people… I plan to participate in a management training to improve on my weakness.
People say I am a good team player, responsible, completing all the assigned tasks on time. On the top of that I am very patient. From my weaknesses I can say I am sometimes intolerant to people working slowly. However, I am aware of this weakness and try to remind it to myself to not get involved into useless conflicts with other colleagues. I try to teach myself to respect the others more.
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- What do you want to accomplish on this position?
- Where do you see yourself in five years time from now?