Friday, September 21, 2012

Are you a Weakling?

It's going to come up: the dreaded interview question "What is your greatest weakness?" Yup, employers will probe with this single question--

  • How you respond to squirm-inducing but legitimate questions;
  • Where they can expect you to have shortcomings if they hire you; and
  • Perhaps most importantly, how well you know yourself, and thus how capable you will be of bringing that self-knowledge to bear on your work for their company.

Here are two thoughtful discussions about your weaknesses, and ways not to be a weakling when you think about them:
This is a targeted discussion about the psychology (from an interviewer's perspective) about how to answer the question, from the Evil HR Lady (she seems to post only the question on her own blog, and the answer on CBS... to see the blog, click here:
A more introspective discussion of your weaknesses and what you can do about them.

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