I’ve never understood the way job-seekers are coached to answer the infamous “biggest weakness” question.
They’re often told to twist it and turn it and dance around it to show how great they are. You know the drill:
My biggest weakness is that I’m so hard on myself.
My biggest weakness is that I’m impatient. I just can’t wait to get things done!
My biggest weakness is that I just care too much.
I noticed today that someone’s telling job-seekers not to spin the famous “biggest weakness” question into an “I’m-so-great” response.
a) People aren’t perfect.
b) Job-seekers are people.
c) Therefore, job-seekers aren’t perfect, and why would employers expect them to be?