I'm preparing for an answer to the "strength/weakness" question and was hoping if I could get some feedback on my answer.
Background: I'm an international student who came to the US when I was 11. When I first got here, I stayed with a host family and basically did all the admin work(visa application, opening up a bank account, choosing schools etc) all by myself. This, in turn, enabled me to think on my feet, become more independent, and feel more or less comfortable when facing a challenge.
Strength: Ability to identify what I can do when facing a challenge/problem and tackle the said challenge even with limited resources.
Weakness: Sometimes I feel pressured to do everything by myself. I'm not really good at delegate my work to others, and sometimes it feels hard to ask for help. (There was a time when I had a task and proceeded without asking for specifics, then turned out I messed it up.)
*To mediate my weakness, I am trying to do a regular reporting of my work to my boss and also regularly asking for feedback on my work.
Question: My plan is to present my strength/weakness followed by why I have these strength/weakness, as well as what I am trying to do to improve my weakness. However, my concern is that my weakness may sound that I am not a team player which I think is a very negative quality for a consultant. I understand there are some 'don'ts' when presenting one's weaknesses, wondering if mine is one of them.
It'd be great to hear what you guys think, and any general feedback would also be appreciated.
Thank you in advance !