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The Only Way to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’ In a Job Interview | Mental Floss
The last 4 paragraphs have the meat of the article:

""The fact is, it's not easy to identify one's own weaknesses," Bariso writes. "Doing so takes intense self-reflection, critical thinking, and the ability to accept negative feedback—qualities that have gone severely missing in a world that promotes instant gratification and demands quick (often thoughtless) replies to serious issues."

Bariso believes the question is an effective way to reveal an applicant’s self-awareness, which is why companies often use it in their vetting process. By being self-aware, people (and employees) can correct behavior that might be affecting job performance. So the key is to give this question some actual thought before it’s ever posed to you.

What is your actual greatest weakness? It could be that, in a desire to please everyone, you wind up making decisions based on the urge to avoid disappointing others. That’s a weakness that sounds authentic.

Pondering the question also has another benefit: It prompts you to think of areas in your life that could use some course-correcting. Even if you don’t land that job—or even if the question is never posed to you—you’ve still made time for self-reflection. The result could mean a more confident and capable presence for that next interview."
resumes  jobs-interviewing 
july 2018 by daguti
As a guy that has to read thousands of resumes and interview hundreds of people a year here are a few tips I've seen that help to secure a new job - Album on Imgur
Originally on IMGUR, but that album was deleted. Found this image on Pinboard. Not sure if it was the whole thing or just 1 of several images.
resumes  career  jobs-interviewing 
january 2016 by daguti
Seth's Blog: The top things
philosophy-dissenting-viewpoint = new tag to track examples of "black man against affirmative action; republican for gun control, etc" - I find dissenting viewpoints to be cruxes of learning .......... "Learning from history is cheap. And worth it. What are the five best decisions your competitor or your predecessor made last year? Not only because they worked, but because they showed you a new way of thinking, something that went against your instincts or biases... Every political candidate ought to be able to outline the five lessons learned from the men and women who came before--especially the positive things they've learned from those in other parties. Those unwilling or unable to do so are either demagogues or ignorant. Every job candidate ought to be able to outline the five lessons learned from the leaders they've worked with previously. Those unwilling or unable to do so are not paying attention. #1 thing to steal from your competitors: Wisdom."
philosophy-dissenting-viewpoint  resumes  people-seth-godin  learning-self-taught  jobs-interviewing 
january 2016 by daguti
Nina Mufleh Airbnb resume - Business Insider
personal-development-perseverance = "“I actually thought, I haven’t done everything I can," Mufleh said. "I’ve done the same thing multiple times, but I haven’t tried new approaches.”"
standing-out-or-differentiating  resumes  personal-development-perseverance 
april 2015 by daguti
Google HR boss on how to win every interview - Business Insider
1) you can predict 90% of interview questions 2) Plan your answers 3) Have a backup plan: Write THREE answers for each question. 4) Prove yourself: Don't just say how you lead. Give examples of a time you led in a strong way. 5) Read the room: with the spare brainpower you have from not having to think about your answers, look around for things (pictures, trophies, body language, etc) that you can use to forge a connection 6) Practice, practice, practice your answers over and over again.
resumes  jobs  career  jobs-interviewing 
march 2015 by daguti
Why you’re being treated like just another job applicant
Go the extra mile. Don't just lob a resume or even a letter over the wall. Have your inside contact talk to the hiring manager, set up a meeting even. Then put together a business plan to show how you'd tackle the issue they're having problems with. Go all out. Most applicants do the usual, which is always the minimal.
resumes  jobs-finding 
march 2015 by daguti
You probably sound like a big phony during job interviews
I like how they did the split screen thing, but I think they could have accentuated the point by making the version of the on the right (the "bad" person) look like a disheveled version of the person on the left. For example, on the left, clean, neat looking person, on the right, messy hair, tie loosened, dress unpressed, etc. ..... Also, not that every bad person on the right should have been disheveled, but more that their physical appearance should have more closely matched the persona of what they were doing wrong. For example, the "I didn't bring my resume" or "Sorry I'm late" people could have looked disheveled, but the "stalker" guy could have looked like a slightly creepier version of himself (greasy hair, unshaven, shifty eyes, creepy posture leaning in, head hunched like a hermit) ..... So it's not just messing with their outfit, but also posture, tone of voice, slouching, leaning back, cocky swagger, etc that you can play with.
filmmaking-technique  resumes  video  jobs-interviewing 
january 2015 by daguti
What Do You Need, Imgur? - Imgur
Incredibily comprehensive list of HOW TO do things... get a job, write a story, get smarter, relax, get in shape, survive, etc, etc, etc
reference  howto  survival  learning-self-taught  resumes  writing 
december 2014 by daguti
15 Helpful Lists That Make Life Easier. - Imgur
shortcuts = ALT + various keypad combinations give symbols such as trademark, square root, degree, etc ............. grammar/writing = 2nd list ......... exercise = 3rd list ................. resumes/interviewing = List of questions to ask your interviewer. food/wine/visualization = Food/wine pairing guide.
keyboard-shortcuts  exercise  grammar  writing  resumes  food  drink-alcohol-wine  jobs-interviewing 
september 2014 by daguti
Want to Work at a Startup? Here Is How. | Entrepreneur.com
resumes = "Here's a good example. My one and only full-time hire was someone who came to me after researching our company extensively. When I said I didn't have a position, she said it didn't matter: She'd do whatever we needed, for whatever we could pay her. She's still around two years later, outlasting every other person we've tried to bring on."
startups  jobs-hiring  resumes 
january 2014 by daguti
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks - 'Einstein Time' - YouTube
Not as "up there" as some of the other things I've bookmarked with these same 4 tags, but if you listen at the end, he says "If you liked this video and want something like it for yourself, contact me." In other words, he did this video explaining this idea, not necessarily for the purpose of doing it, but so he could have interesting material to market himself with. If he put up a video of "what I can do", no one would ever find that, but if you put out content people are already looking for, they'll find it and perhaps be interested in what you can do. Given, it's very untargeted, but still an interesting way of getting your work in front of people.
branding-personal  resumes  standing-out-or-differentiating-by-content  standing-out-or-differentiating 
december 2013 by daguti
5 Tips for Cold-Emailing Your Dream Employer
Some 70 to 80% of jobs are never posted. Emailing your dream employers can give you access.
frameworks-for-marketing  jobs-finding  freelancing  frameworks  email  resumes  sales-online 
april 2013 by daguti
Guy thinks his sister is hot - YouTube
Interesting "angle change" on the Star Wars story.

resume, standing-out-or-differentiating = The guy who did this is a voiceover artist and presumably did this as an "online resume" of sorts.
resumes  standing-out-or-differentiating  filmmaking-technique  video  parody  companies-reddit 
october 2012 by daguti
How Recruiters See Your Resume - Business Insider
cognitive-load = don't include distracting visuals since "such visual elements reduced recruiters’ analytical capability and hampered decision-making" and kept them from "locating the most relevant information, like skills and experience."
cognitive-load  optimize  resumes 
april 2012 by daguti
Advice to College Graduates: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
30 minutes long, but it's pretty good... Some good ideas on standing out from the crowd. (especially from the caller who said he was trained in Fine Arts, but ended up getting a job as an engineer with Apple.)
jobs  resumes  jobs-interviewing 
june 2011 by daguti
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