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    JOB????? :eek:


    babylonsister (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-20-10 09:22 PM
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    I have one Monday, and I know a common one is, 'what do you see as a weakness'? How do you respond to that without demeaning yourself? (Hint: Admitting you post on DU...bad idea.)

    Also, if you can give me any pointers on other questions/answers that might be asked of a general nature, I'd be very appreciative. I've been looking since November, and this is only my third interview, so let's just say I'm -cough-rusty.

    Thank you!
    Oh, calling the last last President Bu$Hitler probably isn't a good idea either...:D

    Good luck Monday baby. :)
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    well there are few things you shouldn't do at a job interview ... but a Moonbat might.

    * don't put your roommate at the mental hospital down as a reference.

    * don't ask if the company has " bong" breaks.

    * don't demand that the company pay for your sex change.

    * Do not come into the interview screaming " Death to Capitalism!"

    * don't ask if there any openings for your " invisible friends".

    * don't tell the interviewer that when America becomes Socialist, guys like him will be put against the wall and shot.

    * Don't go to the interview with your lawyer, head shrinker, or pagon priest.
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    Why would you go to DU for job advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liberal_in_LA
    1. Answer the 'what is your weakness' with a weakness that is really a strength

    Don't answer "I drink too much"

    Answer "I tend to care so much about my work that I work for hours past quitting time".

    That's a lame example, but you get the point. The 'weakness' has to be something that makes you look good.
    Interviewers see right through this, and you get labeled as a phony.

    Let me let you in on a little secret. The purpose of this question is to see if prospective hire can identify and admit their faults in an adult fashion. Everybody has faults. The important thing is that you recognize them and work towards self-improvement.

    The only way to get this question wrong is:

    • dodging the question (aka doing what liberal in la suggests)
    • saying something illegal

    My advice is pick something that makes you seem human, and is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Why would you go to DU for job advice?



    Interviewers see right through this, and you get labeled as a phony.

    Let me let you in on a little secret. The purpose of this question is to see if prospective hire can identify and admit their faults in an adult fashion. Everybody has faults. The important thing is that you recognize them and work towards self-improvement.

    The only way to get this question wrong is:

    • dodging the question (aka doing what liberal in la suggests)
    • saying something illegal

    My advice is pick something that makes you seem human, and is true.
    Indeed.
    Such questions are usually asked by employers for two reasons:
    1. To see if the interviewees have at least some level of humility so they'll make an effective employee.
    2. More importantly, to see if the interviewee knows areas in which he/ she can use some improvement, so the employer can figure out where he/she would best fit into the workplace (i.e. if the interviewee admits to having rather poor communications skills, the employer would know enough to not put him/ her into a customer- service position but instead find a more suitable position), and also so the employer can better work with him/ her to help improve those areas and thus become, again, a more effective employee.
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    'what do you see as a weakness'?
    That one's easy:

    Just Google "babylonsister du" and you'll see.
    :D
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