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8. What is the one thing your team would most like to change about you?

Knowing yourself, or self-insight, is crucial. The answer to this question tells the interviewers a lot about you, probably including a hint of your main weakness.

Pick the thing to be changed carefully – and turn a vice into a virtue.

Let’s look first on the negative side. What they are probing for here is any trait of yours that really is a red light for them not to go ahead with you. So avoid showing them any problem that might be a deal breaker.

Use ancient history

Quite a neat way of handling this is to talk about a weakness that you’ve had in the past, one that you’ve overcome but that you remain on guard for. ‘A manager once pointed out to me that I was causing some ...

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