Daily reasons to quit your job and go your own way - Because you can't get a job without being asked: 'What's your greatest weakness?'

Daily reasons to quit your job and go your own way

Because you can’t get a job without being asked: “What’s your greatest weakness?”

If you try to find a better job, sooner or later, you’re bound to be asked the interview question: “What’s your greatest weakness?”

What you probably shouldn’t do is tell the truth: “Well, when I’m not feeling motivated, I’ll do anything I can to avoid doing any work, without anyone knowing. I used to check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and my personal email on my work computer when no one was looking, or just browse YouTube, until I found out that my previous employer had installed software to monitor everything I did on that computer. Now I just use my personal phone, so that no one can tell what I’m doing. I know social media is an addiction, but I can’t help it. Oh, by the way, talking of addiction, I have something of a weakness for methamphetamine, too.”

What you’re supposed to do is describe a weakness that’s really a strength: “Well, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I used to put too much time and effort into everything I did to make it perfect! But I’ve really been working on keeping my perfectionism in check, and making sure the amount of time and effort I put into any task is commensurate with the value of that task to the organization.”

What you should do is declare: “That’s the dumbest interview question I’ve ever heard! I refuse to work in a place where such brainlessness is permitted. This interview is over!” And storm out.

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