If I call up your current or previous reporting manager now, what will be their opinion about you? What will they say that you need to work on?

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Possible Answer #1:
“I used to get nervous while speaking in front of large groups. You can say that I had stage-fear, and I believe that I still do.

This is partly because I am shy by nature. No wonder that I have been always assigned Individual Contributor roles.

My current manager might cite this as one of my weaknesses, and he has actually helped me to overcome my shyness.

Thanks to him, today I am an active member of Toastmasters International and my journey with them has been great so far!

I am working to improve my public speaking, and leadership skills and I am sure my future employer will witness a blatant change in me.”

Possible Answer #2:
“Interesting. During my last performance review, my boss did not list any areas of improvement and gave me an outstanding rating.

However, if I were to think of one, I would guess that I need to speak up more during meetings.

I always have good ideas and contribute my thoughts to my current project.

But I discuss these ideas with my boss and let him do all the talking during meetings.

I should work on speaking up more during brainstorming sessions.”