Wednesday, October 5, 2011
While I am waiting for that semi-dreaded phone call, I might as well work on my most reviled interview question: What are your strengths and weaknesses? There is absolutely no right or wrong answer but what answer doesn't make me look like an asshole that's trying too hard? That, ladies and gentlemen, is my homework this week. For strengths, I've always gone with hard-working or willing to learn or fast learner. All good things but I wish there was something that encompasses all of the above. For weaknesses, well, that's where I always fumble. I think I've had a different answer each time...all of which is complete crap - perfectionist, impatient, too focused, etc. I try to tailor each answer to make sense with the position I've applied for but all of which comes off insincere.
Again, homework for this week is to work on my answers. Hopefully, working on my answers means I get the job. Or at least a phone call.