At least three MBA programs, including INSEAD — the focus of this video — and several medical secondary applications ask about strengths and weaknesses.
The weakness part of the question bedevils applicants. Everyone squirms when they have to write about their flaws, especially when striving to present their qualifications and strengths.
In this video, I present one possible approach to addressing weaknesses in both essays and interviews. And I’m not talking cheesy phony flaws; I’m talking about candidly acknowledging the real thing. It’s not the only way to go, but it is different from the way most of you approach these questions.
So whether you are responding to a medical school secondary essay, or INSEAD, Tuck or UT’s MBA admissions questions on strengths and weaknesses, this approach can help you turn liabilities into assets, lemons into lemonade.
- Evaluating weaknesses in your MBA candidacy holistically
- Weakness, what weakness?
- Flaws Make You Real