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6 Biggest Pet Peeves of Interviewers


Lack of Authenticity

It’s true that nobody likes to answer the question: “What’s your biggest weakness?” While that question may not be comfortable to answer, it is equally uncomfortable for the interviewers to hear things like:

“I work too hard, I guess that’s my biggest professional imperfection.” 


“Sometimes I am such a perfectionist that I just want to work 24 hours a day, every day, seven days a week on all of my projects!” 

While these types of answers do avoid making you sound like a lazy employee, they also make you sound like you aren’t very authentic. A better option could be mentioning a shortcoming that you used to have but that you took steps to overcome. This answer allows you to show that you are proactive and can learn quickly. Just because you don’t exhibit superhuman excellence at every single facet that every job requires, it still proves that you are able to adapt and overcome shortcomings as they arise.

Pet Peeve Number #3: Inability to Answer Multiple Questions

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