At some point during the interview process, the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” might pop up. Quite the usual thing the HR would ask, serving as a judge of character or possibly a green light for the position. Traditionally, employers offered a position, interviewed the candidates and negotiated the terms.
However, times have changed drastically and rapidly. The positions of who chooses who have flipped.
The biggest and most significant change that we are seeing in the world of recruitment is the shift to a candidate-driven market. Employees are being more vocal about what they want in the workplace. That has altered the employee-employer relationship for good.
When it comes to tech talent, job seekers hold more power than ever before. Employees are more certain than ever about what they will and will not tolerate at work, what they want their business to stand for, and they are more confident in expressing their wants.
When was the last time a company got asked about strengths and weaknesses? If not already, this will happen sooner, rather than later. Topics such as views on social and environmental responsibility, employee wellbeing or flexible working definitely have a spot on the interview agenda. Knowing where you stand on these issues can turn you into the most eligible company.
Here’s what your strengths should be and how to turn your weaknesses into your positives. These are four ways to become a company everyone wants to work for.