Interview question that left me speechless.?
During a recent 2 hour interview, I was asked, " What is my worst qualilty." I froze, what was I supposed to say? I was honest and said, "I think I can be annoying. If I see your light on the phone go off I will be in your office with items that you have requested from me. I tend to ask a lot of questions because I don't like to do things over." He looked at me like I said I like to hurt kittens or something. After that he thanked me and it was over. Was that wrong? What should I have said?? In my opinion, you don't want your boss to know your worst quality, so if you HAVE to answer then you have to sugarcoat it, but how? Sorry so long! Sorry I was a little vague. This question came after a non stop 2 hour interview. I was exhausted, I had been talking myself up for a long time so when this question came at me I was thrown for a loop. I would never say "I'm annoying" in an interview :) but that's how confused I was. Thank you though for all of these answers!! And no, I didn't get the job.
Asked By: Deluca - 2/27/2008
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I work for Snelling Personnel Services and this question is one of the most popular on the market today. What your interviewer is looking for is quick, logical thinking... More
Answered By: alice_mayo - 2/27/2008
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your answer may have had nothing to do with it but lets assume it did... More
Answered By: michr - 2/27/2008
You should have never gave them a answer like that instead you should have said sometimes I tend to over work myself. I love to do my job right an I seem to want to do it perfect all the time. Totally not true. Hope you get it! God Bless
Answered By: Dawnnelle J - 2/27/2008
make a joke out of it knda like saying my worst quality is having none or something to make them laugh a little
Answered By: Carrieツ - 2/27/2008
I would probably say something like "I am very goal and schedule oriented when working on a project so occasionally I get impatient when others do not have the same motivation." You're answer wasn't that far off but the term 'annoying' is easily construed as a negative whereas 'impatient' coupled with trying to turn... More
Answered By: Skip 101 - 2/27/2008
You were being honest and your answer was not far off what I tell people to say, maybe he didn't like your delivery... More
Answered By: Chris Z - 2/27/2008
The smart answer would have been - "I'm a workaholic"
Answered By: jimbo72 - 2/27/2008
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