Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

job interview?

what answer do you give when they ask you a bad quality about yourself

I mean I have bad qualities but none that really have anything to do with the job like

I am footphobic

I HATE it when ppl don't use their blinkers

I speed

I am jealous of those girls on my super sweet 16 and the ppl on MTV cribs

what would you say

thank a bunch

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The trick to this is to not make it sound like a negative thing:

    a. "I'm so detail oriented that I sometimes lose track of the time."

    b. "I'm such a good listener that everyone feels comfortable talking to me."

    c. "I often sacrifice my home life for the job."

    d. "Sometimes I push myself too hard to succeed."

    e. "I prefer to work in a group because I like to take consider others' ideas and suggestions."

    f. "I prefer to work alone or in a smaller group because I tend to be more productive without constant supervision."

    Source(s): Been on both sides of the interview desk...
  • 1 decade ago

    Don't make your answer sound totally negative. As an example:

    Sometimes, I take on too many jobs in an effort to get the job done.

    Sometime, I become so detail oriented that I forget how long the original timeline for the project is, so I run over.

    Try to act professional and think of something bad about yourself in the professional area that really isn't bad, it shows you are a good worker.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I always choose something that is work related, but has nothing to do with the job you are interviewing for. For example if you are interviewing for a data-entry job, you can say you are bad at creative/art things.

    Depending on what the person interviewing you is like you might just want to mention one of those other things you listed to make them laugh. Some employers will appreciate a good sense of humor.

    Also, if you say something work related make sure you follow it up with how you are working on improving it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I woudl say nothing. It doesn't matter. If you want the job always use your assets and for your "bad" quality you can use that you are trying to get more education or something that doesn't make you look bad.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For interview tips see the following:

    Mock Job Interviews -- Includes the job description, a practice question set, answer tips, and interview resources based on actual job openings.

    How to Interview -- Offers articles and advice on job interviewing. Interviewing -- A selection of articles from experts about action plans, decoding the inteview process, cheat sheets, body language, and much more.

    Yahoo! HotJobs: Interview Tips -- A selection of useful articles, essays, and advice for job-seekers.

    Types of Job Interviews -- Brief primer by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D, from Quintessential Careers.

    JobWeb: Resumes & Interviews -- Information on resumes and interviews, cover letters, and provides useful links to other sites.

  • 1 decade ago

    exactly what you did............

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