What if we had to tell the real truth when asked about our weaknesses? - page 5

The standard advice during interviews when this question comes up is to pick a mild fault and put a positive spin about how you are dealing with it successfully. I suspect interviewers foolish enough... Read More

  1. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    I guess because all of that is a convoluted way of saying "I don't lay down, not for policy, not for politics, not for beaurocracy and not for jerks." or otherwise known as "I can have a big mouth and make your life difficult because I am not a yes person".
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  2. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    I just had an interview that was ALL behavioral questions. They even had the paper printed off of the Internet titled " behavioral questions". And my weakness is I sti I at them. I CANNOT recall a time when I.........
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  3. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Quote from not.done.yet
    I guess because all of that is a convoluted way of saying "I don't lay down, not for policy, not for politics, not for beaurocracy and not for jerks." or otherwise known as "I can have a big mouth and make your life difficult because I am not a yes person".
    Maybe I'm an odd manager but I love a someone who refuses to play games and will just tell it like it is. I may not like it but at least I know what I got! I'd hire your attitude in a heart beat.
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  4. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    Well then, when we move near a big lake too I will definitely hit you up! =D
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  5. Visit  canned_bread profile page
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    My answers would be:
    - "I am scared of dead bodies so I hope none of my patients die on me. That doesn't happen in hospitals does it? I hope not."
    - "My time management sucks at this stage, and I'm still waiting for it to improve."
    - "I like my sleep, a lot of sleep. So I'm just hoping this job won't interfere with my sleeping schedule"
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  6. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    My weaknesses are pretty much identical to yours, OP.

    Work smarter, not harder is one of my lifelong mottos, and it stems from that ever present lazy streak I have that will probably never go away.

    I will consider calling into work every day (at least momentarily), just because I don't want to get out of bed.

    I hate confrontation because I hate rejection/burning bridges, so I'll either let myself be walked on or I'll disappear without saying a word.

    I'm a perfectionist. Not the cool type that scrubs the linoleum with a toothbrush every day. The unproductive type that gets so overwhelmed with the idea of doing everything perfectly that I give up before I even get started, or waste all my time planning.

    If you make a rule a don't agree with, I'll probably break it at some point. Even if I don't organically want to. Just on principle.
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  7. Visit  Mommy&RN profile page
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    1.) my brain mouth filter frequently doesn't work.

    2.) I expect everyone to do their job. Unless you would like to forward their paycheck to my account.

    3.) I will find the easiest possible way to do a task (safely of course)

    4.) I tend to be drawn to ctd patients even when they aren't mine. (The middle numbers of my RN license are 666) so, it has been a running joke as long as I have been there. I work a fairly stable post op floor, and had 2 pts code in 4 days. Then 2 days later had to do CPR Check off. Both pts survived, I did real life check off

    5.) talk to me crazy, then don't be surprised by my response!
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  8. Visit  metal_m0nk profile page
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    1) I don’t socialize at work. And it’s nothing personal. I just prefer not to **** where I eat if you get my meaning.

    2) I’m a problem solver. If you’re looking for someone to support your view that Suzy is a raging ***** with no business keeping her job, go to someone else. If you sincerely want to brainstorm a solution to your recent falling out with Suzy, I will do my very best to help you find one.

    3) I am not afraid of confrontation. I consider it to be useful and necessary. This is often mislabeled as aggression by those who ARE afraid of confrontation.
    Last edit by metal_m0nk on Feb 9, '13
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  9. Visit  FDW630 profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump
    My weaknesses are pretty much identical to yours, OP.

    Work smarter, not harder is one of my lifelong mottos, and it stems from that ever present lazy streak I have that will probably never go away.

    I will consider calling into work every day (at least momentarily), just because I don't want to get out of bed.

    I hate confrontation because I hate rejection/burning bridges, so I'll either let myself be walked on or I'll disappear without saying a word.

    I'm a perfectionist. Not the cool type that scrubs the linoleum with a toothbrush every day. The unproductive type that gets so overwhelmed with the idea of doing everything perfectly that I give up before I even get started, or waste all my time planning.

    If you make a rule a don't agree with, I'll probably break it at some point. Even if I don't organically want to. Just on principle.
    Are we the same person?

    I generally dislike people. Of all sorts. I prefer to be left alone to work/eat/exist.

    I have a nasty habit of interrupting people. Not to be rude...usually because I have a "me too!!" comment that just can't wait until the end of their long story.
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  10. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    "I say what I mean and I mean what I say."

    That never seemed to me to be a weakness, but I'm surprised at how many people cannot "hear" something that isn't sugar coated. Unfortunately, I'm not real good a sugar coating.

    "I'm lousy at playing politics" is another major weakness of mine.
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  11. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Ruby Vee...nothing wrong with that. I have worked (and struggled) to add "I say what I mean, I mean what say, but I don't say it mean".
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  12. Visit  Helano profile page
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    If I'm asked this question during an interview I seriously want to reply that my hamstrings are my greatest weakness.
  13. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from FDW630

    Are we the same person?

    I generally dislike people. Of all sorts. I prefer to be left alone to work/eat/exist.

    I have a nasty habit of interrupting people. Not to be rude...usually because I have a "me too!!" comment that just can't wait until the end of their long story.
    I, no lie, had a section in my post about my bad habit of interrupting. I deleted it because my post just kept getting longer and longer. Bizarro.

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