“What are your weaknesses?” How to Turn a Negative Question into a Positive Answer

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“What are your weaknesses?”

Nothing says fun like talking about your weaknesses during a job interview, amirite? Nobody wants to spend precious time during their interview talking about something negative, as doing so can make you feel vulnerable and uncomfortable.

Of course, Hiring Managers aren’t asking you this question because they want to see you sweat, they are asking because they want to make sure that you are self-aware enough to recognize that you have weaknesses, and that you took action to actually fix the issue. When you look at the question in this way, you can begin to see how this question is not to be feared, but instead embraced. In truth, the dreaded “weakness” question actually has the biggest upside of any question you’ll be asked during your interview.

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What Are Your Biggest Strengths? How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question

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“What are your biggest strengths?” – Every Hiring Manager in Every Job Interview

According to Glassdoor, this is the most common interview question Hiring Managers ask during an interview. In other words: you will be asked this question, in some form or another.

So… how should you answer it?

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Three Things You Should Never Do When Looking For A New Job While Employed

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Thinking about taking your talents to a new company? With low unemployment, it’s a job seekers’ market, so it makes sense that you may want to dip your toes into what else is out there, even if you still like your current job. It never hurts to explore and learn more about your market value. You’ve spent all these years mastering your skills, so why not see how much these skills are worth at other companies?

So how exactly do you pull off a job search on the down low without your current employer finding out? Mostly, it’s about keeping your search as separate as possible from your daily work life and making sure you don’t make some easily avoidable mistakes. Such as:

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How to Absolutely, Positively Make Sure You Arrive For Your Interview On Time

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Got a job interview in a few days? You probably have a lot on your mind, and unfortunately, not all of it is good (where are those lucky socks?). While you may be focused on the things you think you can’t control, let’s put your mind at ease about one thing: you can absolutely, positively make it to your interview on time. No, it’s not magic; you just have to follow three easy steps:

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How to Succeed in Your New Year’s Job Search (and at the Gym!)

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The new year is full of resolutions, and two of the more popular ones you’ll see that are at the top of people’s lists involve getting in better shape, and finding a new job. While toning your glutes and looking for a new employer may not really seem to overlap, the strategies you use to succeed in both endeavors are surprisingly similar. Whether you want to keep up going to the gym, or take the next step on your career path, here are four things you need to do:

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