This is one of the most typical interview questions. It doesn’t matter if you apply for a position of a graphic designer, a teacher, or a product manager–they will use it often in any kind of a job interview.
You need to understand the basic principle of a good answer to this question: What is a strength for one job can be useless in another one. And what is a weakness for one employee, can be a strength for another one.
Let me list the strengths of graphic designers. You can pick a few of them for your interview answer:
- ability to understand the needs and desires of various people and transform them into final design works
- analytical thinking
- detail oriented personality
- ability to teamwork
- patience and perseverance
- drawing and other artistic skills
Effort to improve on your weaknesses
Responsible people always work on their skills, and try to get rid of their weaknesses. Try to reflect it in your interview answer. Your attitude matters the most, since nobody was born a perfect designer. Let’s have a look at some answers:
I am a creative mind, 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 rather bad. But I read books on management and time management, trying to improve on my weakness, trying to be more organized in work.
People say I am a team player, responsible, completing my work always on time. From my weaknesses I would say I sometimes lack tolerance to people who work very slowly. However, I am aware of this weakness and I try to remind myself to not get involved into useless conflicts with my colleagues.
Special Tip: Did you like the answer? What about answers to all most common interview questions, such as “What motivates you?”, “Why should we hire you?”, “What are your goals?”, etc. You will find them in our Graphic Design Interview Package . Thank you for checking it out!
- What do you want to accomplish on this position?
- Where do you see yourself in five years time from now?