Victor Lipman describes insights on interviewing from expert Christina Nepstad:

Nepstad goes on to suggest making an objective, clear-headed inventory of your own strengths and weaknesses. As an example she lists her own.

Top three strengths:

  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Determined

Top three weaknesses:

  • Stubborn
  • Judgmental
  • Short-tempered

Naturally, for specific interview purposes, you can put more meat on the bones and relate strengths and weaknesses to past experiences and the potential position at hand. Nepstad advises, “Communicate from a place of strength” and “don’t let your 20% define you.” Always good to understand them. But don’t be sabotaged by them.

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