How To Answer The Greatest Weakness Question

The dreaded greatest weakness question at interviews – Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives a spin on a potential way to respond:

“The interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?” is one of most pointless and offensive questions you can ask a job applicant, but interviewers still ask it every day….Most of us have heard that the best answer to “What’s your greatest weakness?” is to share a “weakness” that is really a strength, like a tendency to work too hard or be too demanding of yourself. Those lame, done-to-death answers are just as bad as the original lame, done-to-death question!”

Read: How To Answer The ‘Greatest Weakness’ Question at Forbes