Greatest weakness for PM?

Amazon yWwy48
Jun 11 19 Comments

I have an onsite coming up for Microsoft and struggling to come up with an example for greatest weakness, cant say I am a perfectionist :)

Any thoughts on how to answer this?

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  • Shopkick xkcdabcd99
    Your question suggests that your greatest weakness is a belief that you are perfect. Or an inability to introspect. Look at your own flaws and explain truthfully how you overcome them.
    Jun 11 2
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Not saying perfect, but I would also like to get the job :). What I am looking for is not to highlight something that is required to be a good PM, for example I could Improve my writing and I am taking steps to improve but then again should I mention that in the interview? Is that a red flag?
      Jun 11
    • Shopkick xkcdabcd99
      I’d say if you acknowledge a gap and show that you’re aware and have a way to work past it or around it that’s a big positive.
      Jun 11
  • Oracle not_larry
    Asking status too many times.
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Thats literally the first thing that pops up when you google this question.
      Jun 11
  • Facebook QIXQ16
    Answer with what you are looking to improve on the most. If you have given serious thought about how to grow yourself and your career, you should have a genuine answer here.
    Jun 11 2
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      To be very honest, I have not given a serious thought on what skills are missing and how would I become a better PM. Something I should do I guess.
      Jun 11
    • Facebook QIXQ16
      Whatever you choose, make sure you put it as "this is something I am working on and this is how I am going about working on it", not just "I'm bad at this" and leaving it there.
      Jun 11
  • AnchorFree / Other nURj58
    Look at this video https://youtu.be/2mc2B8NZhvY
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Helpful thanks
      Jun 11
  • Amazon / Product
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    But what do you do if you've never actually failed at anything or made a notable mistake?
    Jun 11 2
    • Booking.com
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      That person must be Donald Trump
      Jun 11
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Well failed plenty of time and learned from them, but they are not recent and I dont consider them weakness anymore. Would that be an acceptable answer on how improved few years ago and no longer a weakness?
      Jun 11
  • Apple Hansel2
    YOE? No mistakes you learnt from?
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      4 yoe, only 3 as a PM. Mistakes yes, not sure I want to say that in an interview.
      Jun 11
  • New / Product Relativist
    There’s nothing more transparent than spinning a strength as a weakness. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when interviewing. I won’t say it’s the sole reason I’ve rejected candidates, but it has validated plenty of other red flags.
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Yup, not going to fall for that one. Thats why sort of stuck on how to approach this.
      Jun 11
  • Booking.com
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    Think of your biggest fcuk up and what did you learn from it
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon yWwy48
      OP
      Its not related to being a PM, would that be still acceptable?
      Jun 11

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