Heh - that trait completely goes against the philosophy of our department. I wouldn't automatically disqualify anyone for just about any answer to this question but that would be one that stood out in a negative way.Originally posted by: hans007
i came up with this one, and i have actually joked around with my bosses that it is a totally bs question and they agree but they also agree that this answer is about as good as it gets.
say something like... there are times you get too caught up in the minutae of a particular detail and may spend too much time on it and sometimes this can cause you to lose focus of the entire problem which leads you to stay at work late.
i usually would have a good example, since i actually do do that sometimes, where i get caught up in some particular algorithm trying to make it faster even though making it faster is almost inconsequential causing me to stay after to finish. but that said, its a good one since it makes you seem like you care about the little things and that you can stay after.
its worked for me anyways.
My major weakness is the same, but I likely wouldn't phrase it that way.Originally posted by: Mo0o
Usually you dont want your weakness to start with "Too" where if you remove the word it becomes a positive trait. That usually is a complete bullshit answer that doesn't tell you anything about the person. You should find a genuine weakness that is still fixable and say how you're making strides to fix it.
My biggest weakness is that I get easily discouraged when doing new things if I dont excel at it right away.
The point is that it's not a weakness, at least not one that remotely fits the spirit of the question.Originally posted by: Jassi
They didn't ask for the biggest weakness but a major one.....Originally posted by: mugs
I'm sure you do, but you're a liar if you tell me that is your biggest weakness.Originally posted by: PaNsyBoy8
i lose track of time and skip lunch all the time
lol, yeah. my biggest weakness is coming up with an answer for this question.Originally posted by: HomeAppraiser
I tend to blank out when people ask me that. Hey, there I answered it. Next question?