Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What Is The Toughest Interview Question?

If you've been interviewing for a job, more than likely you've discovered it can be a hair raising experience.  It feels like a giant test that you had better pass.  In some ways, the interview is a test.  So, you have to be prepared.

One of the toughest interview questions you have to be prepared to answer is, "What is your biggest weakness?"  Everyone dreads this question.  No one likes talking about something that makes them look vulnerable, particularly in a job interview!  The best way to approach this question is to turn your "weakness" into a strength.  Here are some examples:

~ I'm intense and find it hard to let go of my work at times
~ I'm tough on myself - I'm a perfectionist
~ I tend to overanalyze/overthink things
~ I take my work home with me

These so-called "weaknesses" are really in favor of an employer.  No one ever got fired because they worked too hard at their job.  See my point?  Chose your words wisely to put a positive spin on your weaknesses.

In my next post, I'll go into some of the things NOT TO SAY in answer to the same question, "What is your biggest weakness?"

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind."
~ kahlil Gibran

"Good Night, And Good Luck"

Laura Rivchun

PS - If you'd like to enhance your interview skills, please contact me at lrcareercoach@gmail.com to learn about the program I'm offering, "How To Ace The Interview".

1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura!

    Where'd you go? It's almost two weeks and no posts! I have clients waiting on bread lines, desperately trying to get jobs, needing your guidance and support! Did you fall into one of those man-holes they have in NYC?