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From http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=7460315&postcount=9

so what was ur weakness? i too got a good response, but u know how that goes.. there are ur "interview weaknesses"..and there are ur "true weaknesses- where u god forbid do NOT talk about" haha.

Mrbubbles is right; there seem to be two kinds of weaknesses here.

So what's your greatest weakness? Not that bull**** greatest weakness that you say during the interview about how you work too hard, or care too much about your patients, but your actual greatest weakness!
 

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SDN. Its 2:20am and I have a final tomorrow and Im on this god-forsaken site. Somebody help me!

haha im in the same boat

thus bringing me to my greatest weakness, procrastinating
 

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haha im in the same boat

thus bringing me to my greatest weakness, procrastinating

Count me in too. It is nearly midnight and somehow PChem is just not as enticing as SDN nonsense.
 

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weaknesses: any football game on tv and southern belles
 

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the sad thing is that Y0ss is serious when he ask "what r ur weaknesses"

sorry my friend, but i don't think ur competitors are willing to tell u their response.. but the best thing to do is find a "interview weakness" that u truly have , but MOST IMPORTANTLY, back it up with an example (that is key) to show ur not bull****ting.

i stated mine and related it to how it affected/effecte? (i still don't know) me in my workplace @ a dental office. turn ur negative into a positive lets just say..

if u need examples, try googling them "interview weaknesses/strengths".i think that might work. good luck!
 

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i actually got asked this question at an interview and said "talking fast" (explanation: i talk fast b/c i think fast and i work really hard on trying to slow my speech down so ppl can understand) lol its true and it worked, i got in :)

don't make your weakness a personality flaw or something obviously not true
 
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haha I love kids!


it's strange... i'm so good with my nephews, but i cant even handle them for more than an hour!!! i really really just dont want any of my own. im just not that maternal.LOL!
 

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So, let me ask you a question right off the bat. What do you think your greatest strengths are as a manager?

Let me tell you what my greatest weaknesses are: I work too hard. I care too much, and sometimes, I can be too invested in my job.

Okay... And your strengths?

Well, my weaknesses are actually my strengths.
 

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So, let me ask you a question right off the bat. What do you think your greatest strengths are as a manager?

Let me tell you what my greatest weaknesses are: I work too hard. I care too much, and sometimes, I can be too invested in my job.

Okay... And your strengths?

Well, my weaknesses are actually my strengths.


Thank you, Michael Scott!!!! LOL nice!
 

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I wasn't sure about this when prepping for my interview either so I asked 4 people... My mom, my dad, my brother and my husband independently. Withough hesitation one answered right after the other in about 3 microseconds "STUBBORN" I had my answer and I used it too. I put a determined spin on it though to make it a positive, negative thing.
 

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the sad thing is that Y0ss is serious when he ask "what r ur weaknesses"

sorry my friend, but i don't think ur competitors are willing to tell u their response.. but the best thing to do is find a "interview weakness" that u truly have , but MOST IMPORTANTLY, back it up with an example (that is key) to show ur not bull****ting.

i stated mine and related it to how it affected/effecte? (i still don't know) me in my workplace @ a dental office. turn ur negative into a positive lets just say..

if u need examples, try googling them "interview weaknesses/strengths".i think that might work. good luck!


This isn't really meant to be a serious thread, and I really did mean people's actual weaknesses, not the negative yet positive stuff people tell adcoms ;]
 

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^LOL-some of your replies bro are just freakin hilarious
 

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Oh geez, I was totally sure I screwed up the 'weakness' question at my NYU interview - the only interview so far that asked me that question - but I guess I didn't screw it up enough to keep me from getting in. Felt good enough about the rest of the interview to compensate for it.

Now, my REAL weaknesses! --> mint milano cookies & devil's food cake. :love:
 
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