Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lana’s Interview Tip of the Day

…I think a drum roll might be in order here…
The tip is:  BE PREPARED FOR THE TOUGH QUESTIONS
So you did it, your resume proved you were a fabulous candidate, you dressed up in your most professional looking ensemble, and made your way to the interview. While sitting across from your prospective superiors you are asked, “What are your weaknesses?”  Gasp! You feared this question might come up, but were hoping your show-stopping smile would prove to them that you have no imperfections. There is a large silence, so large that while you are supposed to be thinking of the best way to answer this question you get distracted by two coworkers in the hall arguing over which one didn’t refill the copier’s paper tray.
Just face it, there is a high likelihood that you will be asked what your weaknesses are while in interview. There is no reason not to be prepared for this possibility. The best policy is: be honest, but consider mentioning something that adds worth to your abilities as well.
Here are a few examples:
“I have a very competitive nature, which has been a hindrance to me while working n some fields, but then I discovered that this weakness is an asset to me while working in sales.”
“My organizational skills have always been lacking. I know it’s a fault of mine, this is why in my last position I developed an organizational checklist that proved to be so successful it was distributed and used by my entire department.”
Everyone has weaknesses, but not everyone has the ability to own up to them and work with them.  Prove to your interviewers that you are that person.

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