Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Thursday, September 22, 2016
This is a great question! My favorite answers are always the most sincere and authentic ones where the last words are, "what I learned from this is...". For example: I have always felt my best work comes when I procrastinate and therefore I have trained myself to put off projects until the last minute where I am feeling a lot of pressure and this provides me with the adreniline to produce a good project. However, what I have learned about procrastinating is that on occassion after the project is finished I realize if I could have spent a little more time on it I could have exceeded everyone's expectations, including my own. Therefore, now I set timelines for myself to finish projects ahead of time giving me time to proof and improve and make it my best work. Remember, we all have things we are working on making better and are constantly striving for perfection. Look at things you are working on and use that as an example of an opportunity and lay out the plan on how you are strategically facing it daily, to improve. The point of this question is two fold; one to ensure your weakness is not a major requirement for the position and number two, to see if you have self awareness and are constantly looking to make yourself better. Be genuine, this should present you with the best answer for this question, there is not one answer that fits everyone, but there is a best answer for you. Best of Luck.