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job interview qu: what is your major weakness?

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yllus

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I'm extremely happy to see that this thread has given no useful advice whatsoever.
 

idiotekniQues

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i think the public speaking one is good, and true for a lot of us.

another one may be to sometimes overanalyze things. key word is sometimes.
 

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: yllus
I'm extremely happy to see that this thread has given no useful advice whatsoever.
Here's my useful advice.

If you're dealing with an HR person who sucks, give the typical "weakness that makes you look good" answer.

If you're dealing with someone like me, tell me the truth (of course if you were dealing with me I'd never ask the stupid question).

If you really want to leave your mark*, launch into a rant about how stupid the question is, because it requires you to either lie (which some interviewers expect) or make yourself look bad (which some interviewers expect), and everyone just asks people on the Internet for a good answer to the question, and it is absolutely not beneficial for determining if a person is a good candidate for the job.


* leaving your mark does not increase your chances of getting the job.
 

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