The Job Interview # 1
Once you have created a good first impression with your crisp and professional appearance, it’s time to start fielding those typically awkward interview questions. When you're asked what your greatest weakness is, try to turn a negative into a positive. For example, a sense of urgency to get projects completed or wanting to triple-check every item in a spreadsheet can be turned into a strength i.e. you are a candidate who will make sure that the project is done on time and your work will be close to perfect. Good answers might be as follows:
“I would say that I can be too much of a perfectionist in my work. Sometimes, I spend more time than necessary on a task, or take on tasks personally that could easily be delegated to someone else. Although I've never missed a deadline, it is still an effort for me to know when to move on to the next task, and to be confident when assigning others work.”
“I've learned to make my perfectionism work to my advantage. I am excellent at meeting deadlines, and with my attention to detail, I know my work is correct. I used to like to work on one project to its completion before starting on another, but I've learned to work on many projects at the same time, and I think it allows me to be more creative and effective in each one.”
Lots more to come soon, including more of my Household Management Guide, plus more Job Interview outfits, and handy advice. But bye bye for now! Kisses to all my fantastic friends! Have a lovely weekend!