Above The Law In your inbox. ‘What is your greatest strength?’ is a common interview question, often accompanied by ‘What is your greatest weakness?’. This can be a painful process for recruits, as they need to put their egos aside and force themselves to take a … When you consider which weaknesses to mention in an interview, keep in mind that you should focus on qualities that are not central to the requirements of the job for which you are interviewing. However, it is equally important and requires some careful preparation. So when an interviewer asks the dreaded question, be honest, detail the weaknesses (organization and time management, for example), and describe what steps you have taken to become more organized and a better time manager. Her answer was clearly wrong; her biggest weakness was her judgment – she should have known not to say that during an interview.” Big time. It brings together a diversity of opinions, experiences, and voices from those associated with the law anywhere in the world and is targeted to law students, current, past and future. Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more. Kagan encourages candidates to “take an honest look at their resumes and transcripts and see if there are any issues that stand out as possible weaknesses. You can mention skills that aren't critical for the job, discuss skills you have improved on, or turn a negative into a positive. Re: How to answer the "weakness" interview question Post by Scurredsitless1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:49 pm I talk about a strength that doesn't always fit within the scope of a previous job but would be good in the setting of a law firm. There are several different ways to answer when you're asked during a job interview what your greatest weakness is. Before the Bar is the blog of the ABA Law Student Division. Before the interview, prepare a list of two or three weaknesses and short stories of how you turned them into assets.

For example, if you are applying for a job in accounting, you don’t want to say your weakness … On the surface, talking about your strengths might sound easier than talking about your weaknesses.