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post #31 of 35
Originally Posted by JellyBella View Post
As an interviewer, that "perfectionist" line kind of makes my eyes roll around in my head...I would much prefer to hear something like "I won't stay if my work isn't appreciated" or "I know I need to work on my communication skills, I can be shy"

What you're really trying to get at here is can they admit they have a fault/make mistakes. This is critical to the operation of a team. I once had a young man tell me he didn't know what he'd do if he made a mistake because he couldn't remember ever making one . Needless to say, he did not get the job, because I had nightmare visions of him either covering up his boo boos, or being one of those people who will never admit they've done anything wrong.

It is a good idea to make it into a positive. You should never give the "weakness" without addressing how you're trying to work on it. Much the same way I really appreciate someone who comes to me not only with a problem, but with a plan to fix it.
very well put!
post #32 of 35
When i was interviewing for the job i'm at now (at the animal shelter) and they asked me that question i said " i'll be honest, i'll probably want to take every single animal home with me" they got a kick out of that (both my bosses were my friends before i started working there) so yea long story short i got the job and i take my work home with me in the form of my foster animals
post #33 of 35
Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Oh I sit at a computer every day now!
Open mouth...insert foot
post #34 of 35
LOL I should have mentioned that, as if you couldn't tell I had some sort of slacker job by how often I am on here! Im not sure they even asked me what my flaw was here...They saw my record and that was enough (ooopsies...was young and dumb) and I still got the job!
post #35 of 35
My answer usually starts with "I could tell you I have no faults, but that would be a lie since I'm human." Then I go on to talk about how I have a private problem with people who do not have a strong work ethic since mine was instilled in me as a child. These people will never know I have a problem with it, since good manners was also instilled in me as a child"
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