Interview question: What is your greatest strength / greatest weakness?
Your greatest strength is something they need. Don’t choose something irrelevant to the job or the employer, like your skill in sudoku (unless that is a requirement for the job).
Focus on them: You have many strengths, but pick the one they need help with the most. Is it your expertise in a particular skill? Is it your ability to turn low-performing teams into high performers? Share something that makes them think they need to hire you…right now.”
I hate the “greatest weakness” question. Everyone knows it’s a trap, and everyone knows the candidate is going to say something trite (popular example: “I’m a perfectionist”). When you give a real answer, you are being genuine. You can include that you already have a plan to overcome this weakness through training or practice.
Some people even insert a little humor in their answer – “I wish I was better at tennis”. You can, too, if you feel like the interviewer has a sense of humor. But, be sure to quickly follow with a serious answer. Showing you have a lighter side is usually a good thing.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.