Interviewing: Keep Your Weaknesses Irrelevant

Most job interviews feature the question "What weaknesses do you have?"

It's a cliched question, but one that you can easily skirt around with some strategy, while at the same time avoiding becoming cliched yourself by choosing an answer that isn't really a weakness at all, like "I work too hard and am a perfectionist."

Instead, choose a real weakness you have that has nothing to do with the job you're interviewing for. For example, if you're interviewing for a data entry job, talk about your weakness in sales and telemarketing, then divert the conversation to why you applied for the job that you did (because it plays to your strengths.)

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