阳光网【面试问题】 编辑：婷婷 发布时间：2017-08-04 15:21:44
What do you see as your weaknesses as an employee? 作为一名公司职员， 你觉得自己有什么缺点?
问题分析： 中国面试官往往用这个提问来衡量申请人是否有自知之明或者开诚布公的勇气， 外国面试官则往往更加注重这个问题的“后续问题”， 也就是， “你将如何避免因自己的缺点而影响工作质量?”
回答示范1： I am not a great public speaker. When speaking in public I feel uncomfortable unless the topic is familiar. So I have to be well prepared before giving a presentation. As a matter of fact, I did lots of preparations for our interview today!
点评1： “不善于在公开场合发表演讲”， 的确是很多人的通病。不过， 现在越来越多的申请人“喜欢”上了这个回答， 造成了人力资源经理们的审美疲劳， 呜呼! 笔者建议大家在这个答案上适当包装， 这个申请人做得就很好， 他打趣说自己来面试前都做了充分的准备， 无疑会博得面试官展颜一笑。
回答示范2： As a manager my weakness is being soft-hearted. Though being soft-hearted can be seen as a strength sometimes, it is also a major weakness for a manager does need to take tough measures, including decisions to fire. Compared with other team leaders I am too soft. As a result, my employees seem to be less disciplined, for example, late for a meeting. The good thing is that being soft also has its advantages: my employees never hesitate to communicate with me, which greatly improves work efficiency.
点评2： “心肠太软”， 对于经理层来讲是个双刃剑。
回答示范3： Well, maybe my weakness sounds a little bit strange to you. I think my weakness is that I talk too much. I like to express my opinions. My classmates say I am bossy and like to show off. I’ve also noticed that I don’t listen enough because I am talking too much. So I write down a reminder on my notebook, “Listen more, speak less.” But interestingly enough, even when I feel I am speaking little my co-workers still pat my shoulder and say, “Susan, you are an active person!” The “talker” impression doesn’t go away easily.
点评3： “说话太多， 甚至有点爱出风头”， 其实是一个比较可爱的缺点。至少， 比招聘一个闷嘴葫芦要强上百倍!
回答示范4： I am pride of myself on being a“big picture” guy, but I have to admit I am not careful enough. Sometimes I make stupid date and number errors, like typing 2006 when it’s 2007! Once I forgot to final-check the microphone when I was in charge of the Welcome Party and it caused great panic when was found to be silent only half an hour before the show began. So I do love to hang out with the “detail” people. They can depend on me to make plans, and I can depend on them to remind me of the small details. When I can’t depend on others, I always depend on my notebook. I like to write things down in my notebook now, which is the best way to remember every important detail.
点评4： “能看到事情的大框架， 有全局观而忽视细节”， 确实有很多这样的人。这个回答的亮点不在于此， 而在于他对自己缺点的弥补手段， 一方面他乐于和注重细节的人合作， 另一方面他选择使用好记性不如烂笔头的方法强迫自己注重细节。
回答示范5： I do things in haste sometimes. I am eager to finish a task once I start doing it. It looks like a strength but it can be a big weakness at work. Haste makes waste. Great haste makes great waste. For example, when I started working for my current boss last year I once made a ridiculous mistake in an urgent report. I typed “shit out” instead of “try to” because the two phrases have exactly the same spelling in Chinese. So now I often remind myself: Do it right, Don’t do it over.
点评5： “急躁而忙中出错”， 通病也。
回答示范6： I set unrealistic goals sometimes. For example, losing 10 kilograms in a month, or finishing typing a form in an hour. The truth is that I know they are hard to achieve even when I am setting them, but I can’t resist doing so because I need to be motivated by aiming high. But my boss sometimes criticizes me for being unrealistic when making plans.
点评6： “制定不切实际的目标”， 的确是个缺点， 不过， 往往只有上进心强的人才会有这种缺点。
回答示范7： Well, frankly speaking, I think I still need to be more professional. Sometimes I let my emotions affect my work. Last winter I lost a client because I didn’t look very enthusiastic when answering his inquiries. He went to another teller the next day when he opened an account in our bank. And he bought a ten thousand Yuan Lideying(an investment fund) immediately. This was a big lesson for me because it made me realize that I should learn to be at my best for any client, at any time. You know, I always look like an angel, no matter how difficult it is, because it will indeed help me to sell more products. You’ll never know when the customers decide to buy, hehe.
点评7： 通常来说， 告诉面试官自己的职业化程度还不够高是非常危险的做法， 但是， 这个申请人以最真诚的态度， 给出了一个很打动人的回答， 使得她在一群对自己的缺点欲说还羞的申请人中脱颖而出!
回答示范8： I am too sensitive and spend too much time worrying about what others think about me. For example, I hesitate to speak out when I disagree with someone in fear of making him uncomfortable. So I have missed some chances to share my views and prove my abilities. I wish I could be more objective and more straightforward when dealing with people.
点评8： “敏感， 过分关注别人对自己的看法”， 这的确是个不讨人喜欢的缺点。不过， 对于一些容易脸红说话柔声细语的小姑娘， 这倒不失为一个好答案。如果你刚好是一个大老爷们或者阳刚小伙， 这个答案则会迅速让十个人中的九个人讨厌你。
回答示范9： My weakness? I need pressure to work harder. This is my weak point. I tend to perform better when somebody is pushing me, or gives me a high goal. I really wish to work with a very demanding boss so he can give me the pressure I need.
点评9： “需要压力才能更努力”， 这是大家的通病!这个回答的点睛之处在于， 该申请人盼望着能遇上一个高标准严要求的老板， 从而督促自己更加努力地工作， 这是一个多么可爱的令用人单位求之不得的“受虐狂型”的应届毕业生啊!
回答示范10： I am likely to be influenced by the environment. I study hard when I find everybody else studying hard, and I start looking for a part-time job when I find others talking about how important it is! It would be great if I could join Ericsson, as I can be influenced by the high quality people here!
点评10： “容易受到周围人和事的影响， 所以尽量强迫自己和好人和好事在一起”， 回答得好!
What do you consider your strengths as an employee? 作为一名公司职员， 你觉得自己有什么优点?
问题分析： 请大家注意， 这个问题的前提是“作为一名员工的优点”， 它和单纯的“你有什么优点”是有区别的。你必须列举自己在工作场合的优点。
回答示范1： I am keen on making improvements. I can find problems and like to find ways to solve the problems. Our company has a Suggestion Scheme, that is, every employee is encouraged to offer suggestions on improvements to technology and management. I have offered more than sixty suggestions in two years, 80% of which have been adopted, which makes me rank number 3 in our department of 533 employees. Besides technical suggestions I have also given some advice on management, though it seems unimportant to some people. For example, I have suggested that music be played in the workplace, and that one light is good enough in toilets instead of three lights.
点评1： “善于提出建议”， 这的确是个很大的优点。
回答示范2： I have good time management skills. As an assistant I often have several things in my hands at the same time so I have to manage my time well to work effectively. I paste a very big Monthly Schedule on the walls at the office and at home, adding arrangements like sales meetings or friends’ birthday parties anytime they are scheduled. So I am very organized both at work and in personal life, never missing important events and deadlines.
点评2： “善于管理时间”， 是秘书和助理等职位必须具备的优秀素质。
回答示范3： I am very organized. While studying, other students like to borrow my class notes. My personal items and paperwork are sorted nicely. My colleagues can easily find the document they want from my desk or my computer. I believe being organized is a habit which everyone can have if he/she persists.
点评3： “有条理”， 是秘书和助理等职位必须具备的优秀素质。
回答示范4： I am a planner and my motto is “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I plan everything. I plan my work, the first thing I do in the morning is to make a Must-Do list and Waiting-To-Do list. I plan shopping, I always make a shopping list so I never wander in the supermarket wondering what is needed—it’s the best way to save time and money! I plan my career too. Since sophomore year I have planned to work as a marketing representative after graduating. So I began to undertake more elective courses in marketing and find related part-time jobs, as you can see on my resume.
点评4： “计划性强”， 是所有职位都必须具备的优秀素质。
回答示范5： I do my job whole-heartedly to achieve good results. As my friends say, I am a workaholic. I always give 100% to my work. In university I worked overnight for experiments. Last month I spent the whole month in the city of Liuzhou, all-day work, no rest, to finish a project before the deadline.
点评5： “做事情很拼命”， 是任何老板都欣赏的素质。
回答示范6： My strength is my flexibility to handle changes. I began to like Guangzhou shortly after I had come from the northeast of China and I have made many good friends in a short time. I’ve been sent to three different departments in three years of work at ICBC and I’ve adapted to each new position very well. (如果面试官继续询问你如何适应变化， 则继续回答如下)When changes occur, I first learn the new things carefully and quickly. Most importantly, I don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed. I am not afraid of telling others that I don’t know something. Being open-minded is very important in my view, so much better than hiding in fear of losing face.
点评6： “适应能力强”既是一个生活上的优点， 也算是一个工作中的优点。不过， 这个回答最绝的地方是它巧妙地把面试官的注意力转移到该申请人在工商银行三年换了三个岗位的这个事实。连续换岗， 表明原单位对他很重视， 有意识地培养和锻炼他。
回答示范7： My strength is that I am quite expressive and I have the passion for expressing myself. When studying in college I wasn’t afraid of speaking in front of the whole class. Now at work I’m not shy about expressing my mind. I believe if we love a job, we must share our views to make it better.
点评7： “表达能力强”， 是很多岗位都需要的优秀素质。
回答示范8： I am a very active person. I’d rather hang out with people than sit and watch TV. That’s the main reason why I want to be a sales rep. Business travel won’t be a burden for me, it’s a joy of life.
点评8： “积极好动”， 明显是适合销售岗位的优秀素质。
回答示范9： I am eager to learn. I am curious about lots of things, so I enjoy reading. When I was a kid I liked to take things apart and see how they worked. Now I enjoy researching and developing new technology at work, which is a joy for me as well as work.
点评9： “求知欲强”， 是技术研发类职位的必备素质。
回答示范10： I am passionate about work because I can find lots of fun at work, say, achieving a goal, being praised by bosses especially in public, haha, or self-improvement. For example, I’ve volunteered to be an Internal Trainer at our company to train the new staff. Although I make little money for my hard work I’ve gained more important things than money, like presentation skills and confidence.
点评10： “对工作充满热情， 并善于在工作中寻求乐趣”， 这是一个多么可爱的优点!
回答示范11： My strength is that I am sensitive to what’s happening around, in other words, I pay attention to what’s going on and think about it. I keep up with the latest fashions in our business. For example, I once suggested one of my clients to sell NBA cards and he made around ten thousand Yuan from this business in less than a month. I hit on the idea when my nephew told me many of his classmates were interested in these cards. For another example, an old client once rejected my invitations to dinner three times in a row, and I immediately got a feeling that he was trying to hide something from me. So I visited him the next day and found out that he intended to cooperate with another sports shoes company. I successfully stopped him from breaking from us by giving him some real examples of failures of that brand. I believe I have to be sensitive to the business and to people or I can’t do my work well.
点评11： “对周边事务非常敏锐”， 这是一个独树一帜的回答， 势必能令听惯了“领导能力强、 组织能力强、 沟通能力强”等“列强”答案的面试官印象深刻。
回答示范12： I have problem-solving skills, that is, I can often think of a way to bring a satisfying end to a difficult situation. Let me give you an example at the workplace. Last summer I found a very obvious number mistake made by the Project Manager when I was a part-time auditor. I would have told her directly if she hadn’t lost her temper for the same kind of mistake made by another auditor. So I came up with an idea that wouldn’t have made it too embarrassing for her. I sent her an email, not only reporting the mistake of the number, but asking a lot of questions about that project. As a result she realized her mistake and didn’t feel very bad because she was still an expert who could answer my difficult questions!
点评12： “具有解决问题的能力”， 这是一个令面试官很感兴趣的优点， 他将很乐于与你讨论你是如何解决问题的!
回答示范13： I am quite innovative. I would rather make a birthday card than buy one. My family likes the special dishes I cook. I’ve planned about half of the parties in my class, the “Mock Interview Competition” party proved so successful that it’s been followed by many other classes. Last year I helped an electronics shop owner to build a sales channel in our school. He is a relative of my classmate. When he asked us to hand out some advertisement sheets on campus, I told him that this is not at all an effective way of getting sales, and it might lead to a big fine for paper pollution because students litter that kind of sheet. I suggested that he hire some student agents among freshmen and sophomores because freshmen are the target customers and sophomores are keen to take a part-time job to make some extra money and to improve themselves. This suggestion proved very effective; what’s more, it even got the support from our school because it is seen as a way of getting work experience.
点评13： “有创新思维”的确是个优点， 不过， 笔者并不建议应届毕业生过多地强调自己的创造性思维， 用人单位往往更喜欢听到诸如“脚踏实地”、 “兢兢业业”、 “责任感强”等等优点。原因很简单， 应届毕业生谈创新， 往往停留在空谈的阶段。
回答示范14： I have a great sense of responsibility, to society and to my work. For example I would shout if I see a thief putting his hand in others’ bags, though I only had one chance to do so because I had only witnessed stealing once. I immediately reported water leaking in public places. And I really dislike some girls for flushing the toilet before use though it looks clean. I don’t think such people will make good employees, because if they lack responsibility for society, they won’t be responsible for their work. I am always responsible for my work; if I don’t do it to my best I will feel guilty.
点评14： “责任感强”， 好哇! 只要能够有效证明自己的责任感的确很强， 这个优点永远能为你增色不少。
回答示范15： I am persistent. I have kept a diary since coming to college. I eat healthy food and do exercise as much as possible all these years. I worked for one student organization for three years instead of participating in many organizations.
点评15： “做事持之以恒”， 这个优点对于某些流动性很大的职位来说， 具有致命的诱惑。
回答示范16： I am good with my hands; as my parents put it, I have smart hands. At home it is my job to deal with all the minor troubles of water, electricity and gas utilities. At university I’ve scored very well in lab-based classes. I am good at web design and I’ve brought some of my designs with me today if you are interested. I believe I have advantages over some other candidates because I am good at dealing with machines.
点评16： “动手能力很强”， 是应届毕业生最能打动面试官的优点之一。