The Worst Interview Question of All: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”


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If you’ve ever been interviewed for a job, you’ve likely been asked this question.  Even though we all hate it, it’s important that we know how to answer it well.  Of course, it’s never a good idea to name a weakness that would be detrimental to our job-worthiness, but it’s just as bad to say anything along the lines of, “I just work too darn hard.”  Candidates who go with the first option can inflict a lot of damage on their chances, and candidates who go with the second one project an image of insincerity that’s also damaging.