Re: common interview question

Subject: Re: common interview question
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:56:02 -0400

When I've had to answer this question, I don't tell them I have trouble getting to work on time, or that I have no patience for fools and I hide it badly, or that I have extreme PMS 27 days of the month. I say that sometimes I am a bit too assertive or aggressive in my quest for information, or that I play office politics badly because I believe we all have common goals and I'm not competitive, or that I treat people as peers when they might expect to be treated with more deference. So far it's worked.

As far as I know, it's one of the standard interview questions that HR people and managers use ("where do you see yourself in 5 years? who is <your name here>?") to avoid listening to and thinking about the person in front of them <g, d, rvf>.

From: Diya Krish <technet_diva -at- yahoo -dot- com>

When the
interviewer asks the candidate about his/her
weaknesses, what kind of responses does one reply
without the risk of sounding negative and not be
considered for the position.

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