Re: "The six crappiest interview questions"

Subject: Re: "The six crappiest interview questions"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:55:19 -0800

I've always had mixed feelings about the "weakness" question.

One the one hand, anyone who knows anything about interviewing knows a
candidate is going to feed back a response that's crafted to sound
like a strength because the question is so stupid that everyone has
already looked on the web for suggestions about how to answer it and
gotten the same guidance from 100 job hunting websites.

On the other hand, it's a good sign that your interviewer is working
off some "how to interview" article and you can lead the conversation
into areas you want it to go.

My preference when I'm interviewing candidates is to ask what area/s
of the job description (if any) they may need more time or training to
come up to speed on.

Gene Kim-Eng



On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Jan Axelson <jan -at- lvr -dot- com> wrote:
> I was once asked, "What are your _two_ biggest weaknesses?"
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References:
OT: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: David Neeley
RE: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: Al Geist
Re: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: Richard Mateosian
RE: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: Spectrum Writing
Re: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: Richard Mateosian
Re: "The six crappiest interview questions": From: Jan Axelson

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