Never Say You Are a Workaholic
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Never say You are a Workaholic, a Perfectionist, etc. because it sounds negative. Try to convert these negative biased qualities into positive ones. For example, in place of Workaholic you can say you are a hard worker and always willing to work for extra hours.In place of Perfectionist, you can say you are detail oriented and like to set high standard for work. QUOTE "Try to specify your weakness as your strength and also highlight it as a benefit." Your answers can be: 1) One of my weaknesses as I perceive is occasional compromise on time for quality and perfection. 2) I feel I am not very detail-oriented. Im a person that wants accomplish as much as possible. I realized this hurts quality and therefore Im trying hard to find a balance between quality and quantity. 3) At times even when I need help, I try to solve my own problems instead of asking a coworker who might know the answer. This would save me more time and I would be more efficient. Im working on knowing when it would be beneficial to ask for help. 4) I've been told a few times I'm too much detail oriented. I do make it a practice of checking my work at least If you are given an opportunity to work in our organisation, how long will you stick ? Please tell me how will you answer this ! Aasim Pathan Dec 15 2008, 04:37 PM QUOTE (Latha_HR @ Dec 10 2008, 08:24 PM) If you are given an opportunity to work in our organisation, how long will you stick ? Please tell me how will you answer this ! As long as we both feel that i am doing a good job interview question Dec 16 2008, 05:14 PM I am planing to have a long term career in your company. once or twice to make sure that it's absolutely accurate. Full Version: What to say when HR asked about strength and weakness ?
ChetanaSforum > CAREER GUIDANCE FORUM > HR INTERVIEW HELPLINE talk2_vinoth Jul 14 2006, 11:12 AM What to say when HR asked about strength and weakness ? I am Vijji Jul 17 2006, 10:24 PM This is the best answer I read till now : Try to answer such negative questions with a positive response. For example, say, Some people consider me a perfectionist, or I'm too detail-oriented. I always try to get things right. An employer will be happy to put up with such weaknesses. Saying, I don't have any weaknesses worth mentioning, indicates that you don't know yourself very well (poor self-assessment). Something like, I get angry when people don't work as hard as they should, but I see very little of that at my current job, is good too. KSN Aug 31 2006, 03:50 PM Highlighting strengths and accomplishments: Use specific examples to highlight your accomplishments -- explicit numbers, results and outcomes. Generic words are meaningless unless backed by data. For example, instead of using the word 'significant' , use a number or percentage instead. Strengths that interviewers are looking for include: . Committed: Talk about the times you may have sacrificed a vacation to complete an important project. . Action-oriented: Quote an example from a past job where you drove the meeting, committee or project that was languishing. Or, when a deadline loomed and you came up with a way to reach the goal. . Inquisitive/ Curious: Show how curiosity has served you well in the last job. For example, when was the last time you knew there had to be a better way of performing a task, closing a particular deal or making a sale to a difficult client? How did your questioning of the situation find a solution? . Long term approach: Talk about how you were able to see the broader consequences of a decision in your previous company. Your contribution provided a viewpoint that others had overlooked. The one question candidates love to avoid is, "What is your greatest weakness?" Do not give superficial answers like "I'm a workaholic" or "I'm a perfectionist." These are boring and predictable.
Interviewers can even reply to them with, "That doesn't sound like a weakness. Now why don't you tell me about a real weakness?" So, state a true weakness that doesn't have a major impact on your ability to do the job. Sample -- If you are applying for a non-managerial role: 'In the past, I've had some trouble sharing responsibilities with others. I felt I could do things better and faster myself. This sometimes backfired because I'd end up with more than I could handle and the quality of my work would suffer. But I plan to take courses in time management and effective delegation.' Or, 'I am weak in accounts and had a tough time when I was asked to work on a project with the finance team. I have enrolled in an online program on basic finance to overcome this.' (NOTE: You would not want to use this example for an accounting or finance position.) moparthy.ujjwala Sep 11 2008, 08:00 PM Dont answer negatively for this question...bcoz when HR asked abt ur weakness means he asking abt ur negativepoint...so for this negative question u reply in a +ve way like this..MY WEAKNESS IS MY HARDWORKING NATURE...if he asked both strength and weakness, then reply him like this BOTH MY STRENGTH AND MY WEAKNESS IS HARDWORKING... supriya anand Nov 10 2008, 07:46 AM i thnk we should reply dat 'i got tensd whenever i couldnt give my 100% to my work' Surendra.S Nov 12 2008, 04:15 PM QUOTE (moparthy.ujjwala @ Sep 11 2008, 02:30 PM) Dont answer negatively for this question...bcoz when HR asked abt ur weakness means he asking abt ur negativepoint...so for this negative question u reply in a +ve way like this..MY WEAKNESS IS MY HARDWORKING NATURE...if he asked both strength and weakness, then reply him like this BOTH MY STRENGTH AND MY WEAKNESS IS HARDWORKING... Sorry but I don't think that's a good answer. Then HR will ask you - 'Why do you think Hardworking is a weakness ?' QUOTE (supriya anand @ Nov 10 2008, 02:16 AM) i thnk we should reply dat 'i get tensd whenever i couldnt give my 100% to my work' Getting tensed at work is too big weakness. I personally think you should avoid this answer.
In fact, you should avoid any answer that has scope for too many cross-questions from the HR. Uttam Agrawal Apr 9 2009, 09:32 AM Try to specify your weakness as your strength and also highlight it as a benefit. Your answers can be: 1) One of my weaknesses as I perceive is occasional compromise on time for quality and perfection. 2) I feel I am not very detail-oriented. Im a person that wants accomplish as much as possible. I realized this hurts quality and therefore Im trying hard to find a balance between quality and quantity. 3) At times even when I need help, I try to solve my own problems instead of asking a coworker who might know the answer. This would save me more time and I would be more efficient. Im working on knowing when it would be beneficial to ask for help.`
HR.1 - Tell Me Something About Yourself.Try to introduce some of your most important employment-oriented skills as well as your education and accomplishments to the interviewer. Answer to thie question is very important because it positions you for the rest of the interview. That's why this statement is often called the " Positioning Statement". One should take the opportunity to show his/her communication skills by speaking clearly and concisely in an organized manner. Since there is no right or wrong answer for this question hence it is important to appear friendly. The answers can be: 1) I am a person with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to get along well with people. I enjoy challenges and looking for creative solutions to problems. 2)Besides the details given in my resume, I believe in character values, vision and action. I am quick in learning from mistakes. I am confident that the various tests that you have
conducted will corroborate my competencies aptitude and right attitude for the job. 3) I attended GIET where I majored in Electronics & Communication Engineering. My hobbies include basketball, reading novels and hiking. Im an easy going person that works well with everyone. I enjoy being around different types of people and I always like to challenge myself to improve at everything I do. 4) I went to GIET, Gunupur where I majored in Electronics & Communication Engineering. Afterwards, I started my career at Mumbai as a software engineer in LnT Infotech. Ive been there for 3 years now. I love solving riddles and puzzles and I also enjoy jogging, reading and watching movies.
HR.2 - What are Your Strengths?This is a simple and popular interview question. Generally people answer it in two ways. There are people who simply state their strength like I am Young, Dynamic, Intelligent, Smart & so on. Such answer is neither right nor wrong but does not help u in any way also.Secondly there are peoples who state their strengths and explain them how he can use his strength for the job and industry. Do not simply state your strength. Everyone has some strength, all you need is to convert them into benefits. In short, try to advertize yourself by converting your features into strengths.
Your answers can be : 1) I am a hard worker and because of this ability I can work for additional hours to accomplish my tasks.I am commitment oriented and hence I always enjoy the trust and confidence of my team mates which enables me to perform my duties very easily. 2) I am adaptable, so I can handle any type of people and situations and also bring out the best from them in spite of conflicting situations or opinions.I am a quick learner, so I can any subject quickly and analyze my job and add value to it as well as I can identify the problem and solve them faster and better. Cover Letter/Job Application Format.
3) My strength is that I have very strong values and ethics and a very good eye for detail. I believe in strong relationships and have a very supportive family and very good friends. 4) Ive always been a great team player and therefore I can work efficiently to produce quality work in a team environment.I can accomplish a