Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
This is a common question asked by interviewers and it is a good idea to have some key points to discuss when asked this question. I would suggest that you do not prepare a scripted answer, since you answer should be honest while still remaining composed. It is important that you give the recruiter the reasons why you are having a hard time finding a job, or why you have delayed your job search until now. Maybe you were looking for the perfect opportunity or you had secured a job before graduation but the company went bankrupt and now you are playing catch up. Searching for a job is not an easy task and interviewers will respect that. As you continue to job search you should increase your knowledge base about different industries, companies, positions and skills and this would be great to address while answering this question. If you have an area of weakness, such as time-management, you could incorporate ways to improve this skill in your daily life which would show the recruiter your personal development initiative. Good luck with your job search!