Job seekers – to put it mildly – don't like interviews very much. Aside from having to dress up and worry about the firmness of their handshakes, applicants have to field question after question. No matter how much they fear unexpected trick questions, job candidates dread the most common ones above all others.
When it comes to the least favorite interview questions, "What is your greatest weakness?" is job seekers' top pick, according to a recent Zogby poll. Although it's a common question, nobody knows what to say. If you're too honest, you've just told the interviewer why you shouldn't be hired. If you pretend you're flawless, you look arrogant and still don't get the job.
When you're asked questions that seem set up to make you look bad, what are you supposed to say?