Strategy Statement:

No interviewee is perfect. This is a re-phrasing of the classic “tell us about your weaknesses” type-of-question. The interviewee shouldn’t shy away from being self-critical, however it is important to frame the criticism in a positive light.

Sample Response:

I believe that technology is a tremendous asset. Organization, filing of reports, access to information, all are possible (in ways never before dreamed of) through technology. However, when it comes to communicating, I have always opted for personal, face-to-face opportunities. I feel that email is impersonal, and reflects a management-at-a-distance perspective.

I treat bulk emails in the same way as copied-off Holiday letters. I feel depersonalized and devalued. Because of that, I shy away from inner-office email communication situations whenever possible.


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