List of Job Weaknesses

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See the complete List of Job Weaknesses.

  • A particular software package
  • Action-oriented/entrepreneurial
  • Advanced mathematics
  • Attentive/detail-oriented
  • Being overly involved in on-campus activities (if a student or recent graduate)
  • Being too critical of other people’s work
  • Being too detail-oriented
  • Being too helpful to others
  • Being too honest
  • Being too much of a perfectionist
  • Being too sensitive
  • Collaborative
  • Committed/dedicated
  • Competitive (note: similarly to perfectionism, this can be a strength)
  • Confrontation
  • Coursework (a particular course you struggled with)
  • Covering for co-workers
  • Creative
  • Creative writing
  • Creativity
  • Creativity (many jobs don’t require creativity)
  • Dedication
  • Delegating tasks (if you’re not in a management role, you won’t need to delegate)
  • Determination
  • Determined
  • Discipline
  • Disciplined/focused
  • Disorganized
  • Empathetic
  • Enthusiasm
  • Enthusiastic/passionate/driven
  • Essay writing (be sure to emphasize your strength in other forms of writing)
  • Expecting too much from colleagues
  • Expressing too much frustration with underperforming staff or colleagues
  • Financial literacy
  • Flexible/versatile
  • Foreign languages (or one particular foreign language)
  • Honest
  • Honesty
  • Humor (it’s fine if you’re not funny)
  • Innovative
  • Leaving projects unfinished
  • Limited experience in a nonessential skill (especially if obvious on your resume)
  • Not comfortable taking risks
  • Not detail-oriented/too detail-oriented
  • Not skilled at delegating tasks
  • Organization
  • Patience
  • Patience
  • Patient
  • Perfectionism (note: this can be a strength in many roles, so be sure you have an example of how perfectionism can be a problem to demonstrate that you’ve thought deeply about this trait)
  • Presenting to large groups
  • Providing too much detail in reports
  • Public speaking
  • Respectful
  • Respectfulness
  • Self-critical/sensitive
  • Shifting from one project to another (multitasking)
  • Shy/Not adept at public speaking
  • Spelling
  • Spending too much time on school assignments
  • Spontaneity (you work better when prepared)
  • Standardized tests
  • Take on too much responsibility
  • Taking credit for group projects
  • Taking on too many projects at once
  • Taking on too much responsibility
  • Taking too many risks
  • Too easily internalizing the problems of clients
  • Too focused/lack of focus
  • Too much procrastination (as long as you still meet all your deadlines)
  • Trustworthiness
  • Versatility
  • Working too many hours

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