Job candidates who can speak honestly about their weaknesses and how they're working on them will display qualities of self-awareness employers want, author and blogger Alison Green writes in this post. Identifying weaknesses also can reveal whether a job is a good fit, she writes. "[I]t's in your best interests not to end up in a job that plays to your weaknesses –- so it's best to find out now whether your weaker points will be deal breakers in this job," Green advises.

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