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2020-08-28

【見工必睇】「你最大的缺點是?」點答好?3大應對範例助你華麗轉身

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       "What is your greatest weakness?" 「你最大的缺點是甚麼?」

 

  前《哈佛商業評論》總編輯蘇西·韋爾奇(Suzy Welch)曾說過,面試官發問這道問題通常是為著了解面試者的人格特質,從而衡量對方能否勝任他們所應徵的職位。她亦表示,如果想要把問題回答得漂亮,首要的要素就是「誠實」。因此,對待這個問題,我們只好真誠地暴露自己的弱點(值得留意的是,這個「弱點」千萬不能是應徵職位的「致命傷」),並主動提供針對這弱點的解決方案。記住,面試官真正想知道的事情,是你到底清不清楚自己的能力,還有你有否為自己的不足積極計劃改進方案,及是否正為此作出努力。

 

  以下,筆者爲大家準備了3大回答範例,教你如何讓面試官眼睛一亮,進而在面試中脫穎而出!

 

範例(一):

 

Step 1:真誠地暴露自己的弱點

 

"I may not have much patience when working with a team as I am quite (1) self-sufficient. So, it's somehow a bit difficult when I have to (2) rely on others to complete my work. That is the reason why I've pursued roles that require someone to (3) work independently

(在團隊合作中,我可能沒有足夠的耐心,因為我習慣自己滿足自己的需求。因此,當我不得不依靠他人來完成工作時,這某種程度上有點困難,這是爲甚麽我一直尋找需要獨立工作的職位。)

 

Step 2:提供針對這弱點的解決方案/展示自己正為此弱點作出努力

 

However, I've also worked hard to improve this weakness by, for example, (4) enrolling in team building (5) workshops. While I typically work independently, it's nonetheless important I learn how to trust my colleagues and (6) ask for outside help when necessary."

(然而,我一路已來也在努力改善這種弱點,例如參加團隊建設工作坊。儘管我習慣獨立工作,但對我來說,學習如何信任同事並在必要時尋求他們的幫助也很重要的。)

 

Useful words & phrases in this example:

(1) Self-sufficient(自給自足)

(2) To rely on (依賴/依靠)

(3) To work independently(獨立地工作)

(4) To enrol in XXX(報名參加XXX)

(5) Workshop(工作坊)

(6) To ask for outside help(向外部尋求協助)

 

範例(二):

 

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Step 1:真誠地暴露自己的弱點

 

"Sometimes, I may be (1) timid when providing (2) constructive (3) feedback to colleagues, (4) out of fear of hurting someone's feelings. 

(有時,當需要向同事提供建設性的意見時,我可能會因擔心傷害別人的感受而卻步。)

 

Step 2:提供針對這弱點的解決方案/展示自己正為此弱點作出努力

 

However, in my previous role, sometimes I had to edit my team member's work and provide feedback for (5) areas of improvement. Through this experience, (6) I realized that feedback can be both helpful and kind, when delivered the right way. (7) Since then, I've become better at offering feedback, and I've realized that my empathy can be used to my advantage to provide thoughtful and productive feedback."

(然而,在上一份工作,我間中也需編輯團隊成員的工作成果,並提供意見以供改進。這經驗不但讓我獲益良多,同時也讓我意識到以正確的方式給予他人意見的好處——既可表示友好,亦能達到相得益彰之效。自此,我更樂於予人意見,而這方面的能力亦隨之竿頭直上,與此同時,我亦意識到原來自己可運用同理心去為他人提供具建設性的意見,從而發揮我的優勢。)

 

Useful words & phrases in this example:

(1) Timid (膽小)

(2) Constructive(建設性的) 

(3) Feedback (意見/反饋)

(4) Out of fear of (+ Verb-ing) 害怕/恐懼/擔心......

(5) Areas of improvement( 改進領域/改善空間)

(6) I realized (that)...... (我意識到)

(7) Since then, ......  (從那時起/自此之後)

 

範例(三):

 

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Step 1:真誠地暴露自己的弱點

 

"(1) To be frank, public speaking makes me nervous.

(坦白説,公開演講讓我感到緊張。)

 

Step 2:提供針對這弱點的解決方案/展示自己正為此弱點作出努力

 

Although I am not required to do much public speaking in my role as web designer, I still feel it's an important skill, especially when I want to offer my opinion during a meeting. (2) To combat this, I talked to my manager and he recommended me to spend a few minutes in each team meeting to talk about our project timeline, deadlines, and goals when developing a website for a client.  (3) Indeed, this practice has (4) enabled me to relax and (5) see public speaking as an opportunity to help my team member's do their jobs effectively."

(作爲網頁設計師的我,雖然不需經常公開演講,但仍然覺得這是一項重要的技能,尤其是當我想在會議上發表意見的時候。爲了解決該問題,我曾與經理討論過,他建議我於每次團隊會議中花一些時間來談談為客戶開發網站的時間表、最後期限以及目標。的確,這做法使我放鬆了不少,並把公開演講視爲幫助團隊成員有效完成工作的機會。)

 

Useful words & phrases in this example:

(1) To be frank, ......(坦白説)

(2) To combat XXX, ...... (爲了解決/對抗XXX)

(3) Indeed(的確)

(4) To enable me to......(使我能夠......)

(5) See XXX as an opportunity (將XXX視為機會)

 

  都學會了嗎?今天就分享到這,也祝大家應聘成功,美夢成真。

 

 

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