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You can admit it. Your stomach does rollercoaster maneuvers when you get the greatest weakness question in a job interview. I realize there are many job interviewers who think this question yields valuable information. I would rather learn how you could add value to the company. That contribution is more telling than
When I was brainstorming ideas related to this topic, my inclination was to give you a list of job interview lies that surface and offer advice to fix them (a la the typical “list-blog” style). I started to jot down lies that typically occur and then became exhausted somewhere near number twenty-four
I’ve coached many people in my lifetime. Some call me spooky (I’m not). Others call me prescient (maybe). Some say they trust me completely and will do whatever I advise (I’m flattered). That flattery likely comes from the fact they remember me. Nothing more. You can certainly debate whether my advice was
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I’d like to offer I was a bit loose with the title. The Human Resources persona is not technically correct. Those that sit on the interviewer’s side of the table can be from HR (or Recruitment), but many are hiring officials or other employees. I’ve worked with several hundred HR resources during