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Q. I’m back in the job market and three questions interviewers ask always throw me for a loop. What do interviewers expect when they ask “tell me about your weaknesses,” “tell me about yourself” and “do you have any questions”? Are there any perfect responses? A. When interviewers ask applicants “what are your weaknesses?” they want to know whether or not you have a deal-breaker weakness and whether you’re honest enough to… Read More

Question: Every single applicant I’ve interviewed in the last 10 days claims to be a “team player” and “motivated by challenge.” I’m often surprised by how individuals who say they’re team players in interviews act divisively once hired and how those who say they want challenge complain when they actually face challenge. How do I find which of these applicants actually are team players and ready to be challenged? Answer: Ask questions… Read More