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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by natalia2008, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. oh, google chrome!....

    Just prepping myself for my interview this week, and one of the questions in the list is
    "What are your weaknesses?"
    I can't think of how to spin my weaknesses into a positive light.
    I think I am going into panic mode now! Thanks

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If you're even slightly lucky, you won't get asked that because it's an old chestnut!
    The tip is to say something (just one, no more) that can be easily overcome, and show what steps you take to deal with it.
    A non-teaching example would be: Chocolate, so I make sure that I don't just pick it up with the supermarket shop. And if I'm given any, I put it away inside a tin in a cupboard, so I don't see it.
    That's not what I do, of course: I just sit down and gobble it up straight away!
    Best of luck
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Just think of what positive moves you could make to turning a disadvantage into an advantage or what you could do to overcome the 'weakness'.

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