Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?” Questions that require a similar answer are: “What would you change about yourself?” or “What areas require self-improvement?” Down below you can also find some useful interview tips!
The main reason why interviewers ask this question is to find out how you view yourself, if you’re interested in self-improvement and/or if you have personal or professional priorities. That way, the interviewer can determine if there’s a cultural fit and whether they can help you reach your goals.
√ Do focus on professional / work-related improvements. That way, you’ll come across as an ambitious candidate that wants to take on more responsibilities and move your career forward. You can also address a personal priority, but try to keep it relevant to the job role.
X Don’t ramble about minor resolutions or annoyances. The interviewer is looking for a thoughtful and positive-minded answer. You may highlight a weakness as long as you inform them about your plan on progressing and improving it over the course of next year.
X Don’t mention something essential to the job role. For example, when applying for a position in sales. You shouldn’t mention certain interpersonal weaknesses.