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How do I answer the interview questions, “What is your best point?” and “What is your worst point?”

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How do I answer the interview questions, “What is your best point?” and “What is your worst point?”

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Dear Donna replies:

Dear Needs Interview Help,

Your response should indicate a ‘best point’ that is significant such as, “My outgoing personality,” or “My ability to get along with all types of people.”

Your “worst point” should be something that could be perceived as a negative or a positive. Example: “My worst point is probably the fact that I am too much of a perfectionist and tend to want to keep reworking projects. However, I’m working on easing up on myself in that regard.” Perfectionism can be negative but it is really more of a positive. You have to state why it is a negative – in this case because you keep reworking thingsto improve it. Another “worst point” example: “I sometimes expect too much from the people I work with. However, I’m trying to temper my expectations and appreciate that everyone works at a different pace.” Again, this is something that can be perceived as both positive and negative and ultimately will reflect positively on you. This is all part of the art and science of effective interviewing.

Tip: When answering questions, think in terms of what the interviewer is interested in hearing about you That is, keep the responses business related for the most part. For instance, you might think that your best point is being a good parent, but this is not of particular interest to the interviewer. Remember, the employer is trying to determine if you are right for this job, and, if you can do this job.

By | 2014-12-16T00:00:00-05:00 December 16th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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