How to answer these questions in an interview?

1. I have been interviewing quite a bit and I find myself having trouble answering these questions: Name three of your weaknesses? 2. You have a degree in healthcare and an extensive work experience in health. Why are you looking for work at our company which isn't health related? 3. What are your long term goals? I know my weaknesses but when it comes to telling someone my weaknesses, I can't think of any. The positions I apply to I have experience in. I have over six years of experience as an Administrative Assistant in a healthcare organization. I apply to A.A. positions in other companies not related in healthcare. The job descriptions for all jobs I apply to read similiar to my previous job. When answering what my long term goal is I don't want to look like I don't have the company's interest in mind. For example, in an interview I've said my long term goal is acquiring the needed skills and experience to become an Office Manager.

Asked By: Chances are.... - 9/10/2007
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It certainly sounds like your on the right track, and the fact you're thinking about these questions implies a professionalism not seen in everyone... More
Answered By: yn_tennison - 9/10/2007
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The standard advice for the first question ("Name some weaknesses") is to name "faults" that can actually be seen as virtues (e.g., "I'm a perfectionist"). Some companies see through this ruse and want you to name actual faults, however. I wouldn't admit anything too serious (e.g., "Sometimes my heroin addiction causes... More
Answered By: azawalli - 9/10/2007
If u r face this type of problem though u have a lot of experience.Then why people need experience like you.
Answered By: ehasan4u36 - 9/10/2007
For Q1: weaknesses need not have to be in the negative. If could be you're a workaholic, leave office late, etc... More
Answered By: SG Elite - 9/10/2007
1. Always frame your weaknesses in terms of areas you are tryng to improve; for example... More
Answered By: benz300coupe - 9/10/2007
1. Don't answer that question. Answer this one, what are the 3 things you feel you need to improve on. This turns the negative into a postive (the whole name weaknesses that are a virtue will work against you and make you sound insincere). But if you talk about what you are working on to improve, it is about your... More
Answered By: flingebunt - 9/10/2007
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Answered By: catherine - 9/10/2007
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