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Old 05-18-2004, 09:06 AM   #16
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I hate that question. I have tried to do what Fah suggested, say what you think your weakness is, and then highlight the steps you haven't taken to corret it. And if you haven't taken any steps to correct it, BS like there is no tomorrow.

"I believe my biggest weakness is perfection. Once I get started on a task, I try to work at every little detail, many times, not focused on the bigger picture. I have been working to correct this using time managment to help me focus on the whole project, rather than the task at hand."


I hate interviews.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:43 AM   #17
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Dilbert had a great answer to that question:

"Sometimes I work so hard I turn invisible. If I appear blurry right now, it is because I am multi-tasking."
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:22 AM   #18
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Yes, that is the question that I always dread. And unfortunately beer, ice cream and musicians is not what they are wanting to hear about.

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Old 05-18-2004, 12:23 PM   #19
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Well they didn't ask me that question at all today. Maybe because they already asked me on the phone last week. But they didn't ask me any typical questions. They had "situations" and wanted to know my past experiences in those situations and what the out come was. It was a very relaxed atmosphere compared to the interview I had about a month ago where the question was asked and I thought I choked on my answer.....I didn't get that job But this seemed a lot more relaxed and I was waiting for the question and felt I was ready to answer it but they never asked. Oh well.....
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Oooohhh, now I know why I didn't get that job where I answered that question with a long, long sigh, half-closed eyes, and the words "well... there is this certain guy with this wonderful Australian accented baritone voice to die for..."
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:28 AM   #21
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just tell them that U2 is your weakness


j/k. you probably shouldn't tell them that.


My weakness is I am basically very lazy and a clock watcher. I like to party at night and not get up in the morning. But I'd never tell any employer that!
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:33 PM   #22
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I think it's the world's stupidest question, because who's kidding who...all these employers KNOW that you are BSing, and pretending to be a perfectionist! Why not just focus on the STRENGTHS, which is much more important anyway!
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I think it's the world's stupidest question, because who's kidding who...all these employers KNOW that you are BSing, and pretending to be a perfectionist! Why not just focus on the STRENGTHS, which is much more important anyway!
Actually, most of the time it's to see how you respond to a tricky or off-kilter question. If you are able to smoothly answer it, it shows that you are able to think quickly in pressure situations. And that you're good at bullshitting, which is an always important business skill!
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chocolate!!

seriously go with a bit of humour
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:31 AM   #25
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I was in an interview once. I told them my weakness was my all-too human needs for relaxation and time alone with friends and family. They sacked me on the spot.

But they hired me back when I promised to outsource my family to India and start pulling the legs off cockroaches.
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I have another interview tomorrow with a different company. I never get nervous until I think about this lame ass question. I hope they don't ask me
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