Monday, March 24, 2014
Sooo...how to you think you qualify?
CareerBuilder goes into this--pointing out that "What do you think your greatest weakness is?" is still an interview staple.
This is a trick question.
I would say, "Plasma physics." But I always was a smart ass. And this is rarely appreciated in a job interview. Trust me, I know.
You don't want to say, "I tend to ignore deadlines." They don't want people who do that.
And it's pretty dorky to say, "I tend to work too hard." Really--no, seriously.
So it doesn't hurt to think about what your strengths and weaknesses are. There is a program called Strengthfinder 2.0.
Think back on feedback from other managers.
Are you a people person? A great "follower" willing to pitch in anyplace? Or an analytical recluse? A wacky genius type? Think!