Tag Archives | Greatest Weakness

Show Me Where on the Doll the Interviewer Hurt Your Ego

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 | BY MICAH

Most hiring managers use a number of different interview tactics in order to judge your candidacy. Knowledge based interview questions are designed to see how much you know. Wild card interview questions are used to see how well you think on your feet. Logic based interview questions are designed to see if you have problem[…]
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List of Ideas for “Biggest Weaknesses” That Aren’t Weaknesses

JUNE 24, 2011 | BY MICAH

You have several weaknesses. You are lazy, you are uncoordinated, you smell like cheese and you have a tendency to fall asleep on your desk and drool on important paperwork. For obvious reasons, you can’t tell the interviewer. These things need to stay between us and you. So when the interviewer asks you to come[…]
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Difficult Interview Question: If We Don’t Offer You the Job, Why Do You Think That Would Be?

JUNE 7, 2011 | BY MICAH

It’s not fun when someone forces you to say bad things about yourself. It is as though they are asking you to harm your own self esteem. They are saying “hey, I know you like most things about yourself, but I’m going to need you to point out to me where you suck.” Luckily, despite[…]
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Difficult Interview Question: What Would You Most Like to Improve About Yourself?

MAY 23, 2011 | BY MICAH

Questions about an applicant’s weaknesses are extremely common in job interviews. They are so common that they play a role at almost every interview in some form. Yet they may be asked in different ways, and when they are asked in different ways, you can answer them differently. How to Answer Improving yourself does not[…]
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Interview Question: What Are Your Two Greatest Weaknesses?

APRIL 29, 2011 | BY MICAH

Now you’ve done it. We’ve discussed “greatest weaknesses” in the past. Thanks to the Internet, most people now say “My greatest weakness is that I’m a perfectionist. I work too hard…” That answer blows. Really, it’s just awful. It’s become so overused that it’s a cliché, and most interviewers are going to roll your eyes[…]
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Difficult Interview Question: What is Your Fatal Flaw?

FEBRUARY 11, 2011 | BY MICAH

Lots of interview questions are interesting and useful for the interviewer. The “biggest weakness” question is a great one for seeing which candidates are prepared to answer difficult questions about themselves and how well they think on their feet. The “Fatal Flaw” question is not one of those questions. The fatal flaw question is a[…]
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Q&A – What Are Your Greatest Strengths and Weaknesses?

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | BY MICAH

We’ve gone over how to discuss your greatest weaknesses before. It is one of the most difficult questions to answer. Most people that try to answer it run into two problems: Real Weakness – if you provide a real, bad weakness, you make yourself look worse to the interviewer. There is no reason to point[…]
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