“What are your key strengths and weaknesses?”
It should be a simple enough question, but it’s left many an applicant stumped over how to answer it.
What an interviewer really wants to discover are your soft skills. They will already know your academic qualifications and professional experiences, but the way you work, think and interact is equally important. These are traits and skills that until now have been hard for employers to determine until the interview process or even until a candidate has started in employment.
Professional review site ViewsOnYou can finally help you answer these questions with confidence.
Your Key Strengths
ViewsOnYou has redefined the 360 professional review process by crowd-sourcing peer reviews of how you work, think and interact. Users can create and control their professional online identity, building their ViewsOnYou profile by getting reviewed from the people who know them best, such as friends and co-workers. A ViewsOnYou profile allows you to accurately demonstrate your soft skills; how you work, think and interact.
With each review you receive, your top five key traits emerge. The more reviews received, the more accurate your profile becomes, and these top 5 traits become a key indicator of what makes you unique, and what you can bring to an organisation. Based on the ViewsOnYou calculation, only 1 in 8 million people will have the same top 5 traits!
Your Key Weaknesses
When you are asked about your weaknesses, the points to highlight should depend largely on context. A certain character trait in one environment may be regarded as a strength, but in another it could be a weakness. Consequently, by giving the interviewer a contextual answer, you are getting to a more fundamental response.
The ViewsOnYou Company Match lets you match your own ViewsOnYou profile with the culture of companies you are interested in, and highlights not only where you are most similar to employees within the company, but also the traits where you are least similar. We believe it is these traits where you often have the most to bring to a company, so although they can be perceived as weaknesses, they are also the very same traits that make you stand out, the unique traits that you can bring to a company.
In an era when nine out of 10 employers report using social media to screen prospective employees, a ViewsOnYou profile tells the story beyond your resume, and is as integral to your public professional identity as your CV.
User Profile, showing their key traits, based on all peer reviews received:
Company Profile showing the culture of the organisation and comparison with an individual user: