There’s nothing quite like a job interview. From the minute you get the call, you’re excited about the chance to start a new opportunity, but you’re worried you’ll answer a question the wrong way, or you’ll forget to comb your hair that day.
There’s a good chance your hair will be just fine, but you might want to give some advance thought to an interview question many people don’t handle well. While interview questions can change very quickly, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” is one that just won’t go away. Some employers try to disguise the question by asking “What is your best talent, and what do you need to work on?,” but both of these questions are heading in the same direction; they want to know how you see yourself, and how well you can communicate that self-knowledge to others.
For some reason, people think this is some kind of trick question, so they try to come up with an answer they think is unforgettable. They’re usually right—but the answer is unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Consider these:
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