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Subject:Re: Interview question From:"MacDonald, Alexander G. AP" <macdoag -at- HPD -dot- ABBOTT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 21 Feb 1997 13:02:00 -0600
I interviewed for an editing position at a medical journal and the
interviewer asked me what was my biggest weakness. At the time I was
working in a warehouse, so I was desperate for a job that didn't require
heavy lifting. I, foolishly, went for laughs. I deadpanned, "I have a
very grave and glaring weakness...I can't speak French." I got a laugh,
but didn't get the job. Now my standard answer is "My biggest weakness
is that I can't operate a Dictaphone."
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