The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it dishonesty — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my experience, I’ve noticed that, of all culprits, college career centers are exceptional traffickers… Continue reading

The Best Interview Question of All Time to Assess Team Skills

I learned long ago that I could never overcome a flawed emotional decision by a hiring manager without lots of facts. Here’s the short version of the questioning process I developed that ensures everyone has the right facts. For this exercise, imagine that I’m actually interviewing you, and after reviewing your LinkedIn profile I ask you the following: Part 1: Please… Continue reading