Recently, ResumeDoctor.com surveyed over 2,000 recruiters and hiring managers
worldwide in order to find out what questions are most frequently asked during
job interviews. Participants came from a variety of industries, including information
technology, marketing and sales, finance, and healthcare.
# 5 – What are your strengths and weaknesses?
A personal self-assessment can reveal a great deal about a candidate. It is
always best to be realistic and truthful. When listing weaknesses be sure to
include ways you hope to improve upon them.
Joe Redshaw, a Technical Recruiter at Addecco Technical in North Andover,
Massachusetts, "I am really looking for honesty out of this question. It is a
question that someone has to think about and cannot answer with a yes or no. It
creates dialogue between us. With dialogue, you get to know the person better and
learn more about them. This is not really a make or break question. It is just one
I like to ask because you can determine a lot about someone, i.e. if they are
cocky, shy, timid, arrogant, liars, etc."
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