'What is Your Weakness' and Other Tough Interview Questions


Every job seeker hates interview questions like what is your weakness or tell me about a mistake you made. Many believe these questions are designed to make them sweat and there can't possibly be a good answer. Others have heard that the key to answering these tough questions is to spin the response and turn a negative into a positive.

But these responses usually either lack authenticity or are otherwise misguided, since what many people think would be perceived as a strength to the hiring manager is actually considered a liability. Candidates that lack authenticity are easy to spot, and the outcome of the interview is severely compromised when job seekers choose to spin their responses to tough interview questions.

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