Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What Are Your Weaknesses?


Weak or Strong?
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At my daughter Judie’s suggestion, I joined a class of, “Seniors,” who were looking for work.

My previous work experience for many years had been working for my husband.  It had been awhile since I needed to write a resume, or appear for a job interview.

Our teacher taught us to find descriptive words about our work ethic that we could claim as true, such as “dependable, trustworthy, team player, follow instructions,” and such.

She suggested we include some of these strong words in our resume.  She had us watch a movie on an interview to give us an idea what we were in for.

Another thing she did for us was to give us a clue as to “hard questions,” we might be asked on an interview.  Here are a few that we might expect - - -

What do you plan to be doing in five years?

Why should we hire you and not someone else?

What are your strengths? 

What are your weaknesses?

While we were enjoying the class our teacher brought in a guest speaker from the local hospital.  She explained there are over 200 jobs in a hospital besides being a Doctor or a Nurse.  She listed several of the available jobs, and it caught my attention big time.

I applied for the offered “Health Class,” that required me to show up for an interview just like applying for a job.

Yes, they asked many of the “hard questions, and”My answers were,

In five years I plan to be working in the Health Field in this county.

You should accept me because I am dependable and follow directions. 

My strengths are that I am a fast learner and I am a team player.

Next came the question I had been fearing, “And what is your weakness?

I looked the interviewer in the eye and spoke up boldly.
 
“My weakness is chocolate.” 
 
She laughed, and said, “Mine is chocolate too.” 

That clinched the interview and I was accepted.

 
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4 comments:

  1. Hazel, I hope it's dark chocolate......good job!

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  2. Perfect answers Hazel; chocolate is always a winner! Congrats and good luck! :)
    Denise

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  3. Those are good questions for all of us to ask ourselves for our personal lives as well. And chocolate would only be the beginning of my weaknesses! Good one, Hazel.

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  4. I laughed out loud at your weakness. We share that same one! lol!!! I love this post - it is very helpful....to know our strenghths, our weaknesses and our goals. Wonderful post!

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