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Interview question
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:33:19 PM »
ok i have a question. What do u say when an interviewer asks u what your biggest weakness is? I hate saying something gay like i work to hard or I get to wrapped up in my work. Does anyone have a better answer.

Re: Interview question
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 07:51:10 PM »
scotch.


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Re: Interview question
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 08:16:32 PM »
kyrptonite!!!

Re: Interview question
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 08:24:55 PM »
Don't tell them you are disorganized or you are not detail oriented, but instead, say something like "I wish I am more knowledgeable in XYZ, but I am anxious to learn".  Whatever weakness you told them, always put a positive spin at the end. 

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Re: Interview question
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 08:45:04 PM »
homophobia.

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Re: Interview question
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 09:48:39 PM »
if its a transactional position say something like "public speaking" - i.e., a weakness that won't be exposed in your new position. You could go with a joke like "interviewing". Sometimes I say "math".

Re: Interview question
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 11:04:38 PM »
... You could go with a joke like "interviewing"...

LOL

Re: Interview question
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 04:16:06 PM »
that is funny...can i really use the math answer or would that look pretty bad

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Re: Interview question
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 04:26:25 PM »
Use the math answer to get a good chuckle to show you have a good sense of humor, and then say "but, in all seriousness, etc etc etc."  I agree with the advice to always put a positive spin on it, but it has to be honest and not something stereotypically interviewish.  I always said that I was overbearing, and proceeded to talk about how I was probably too attentive in a previous job to the point of annoyance, the idea being that there is no thing as a lawyer that is too attenive.

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Re: Interview question
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 09:53:58 PM »
"I'm bi-polar" is always a crowd pleaser.