?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Jun. 18th, 2012

In case I get an interview (fingers crossed!), what are some good "name three strengths" "name three weaknesses" because you always get those questions and strengths feels like bragging and quite frankly weaknesses sound weak.

Also, personally I truly believe everything is two sides of a coin. The same trait is a strength in one aspect/area and a weakness in another.


So far I have roughed out and am afraid I will forget -

* I throw so much into things and go over the top sometimes. Ex: College Success: My friends missed me! Semesters that I taught I didn't hang out as much because I spent most nights planning lessons and practicing out loud. Also, I didn't make much money because I put so much back into the classroom with supplies. 1) Elementary Ed background was tangible and visual props etc. and 2) I could have gotten by with less but I thought they made the lesson better so I made the choice to purchase/make items or books or color slides versus black/white. Ex: AFC Scrapbook. Or in personal life my themed parties.


* Work Ethic - strength in that willing to stay late to get the job done. weakness in that I already have too much leave accumulated and know that I can burn out, so recognize I should let that go sometimes.


Optimistic/Positive (which is good when having to deal with the public and evident as I'm already planning for an interview)
Quick learner/already have transferable skills in so many of the areas listed
Awesome office decorations.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
magnet5
Jun. 28th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
So is this the upcoming event you mentioned on FB? What sort of job?
Break a leg! They should kneel down and beg you to honor them with your gifts! Though I imagine the philistines probably won't.
madladyred
Jul. 1st, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!! They didn't even ask the strengths/weaknesses question. :)
Apparently I did really well in the interview, thank God. I picked the first slot - partly to get it over with, partly because I was excited and really wanted it so I didn't want to wait, and partly because I think it's usually best in public speaking type situations to go first unless you are a really gifted orator. So I was the first person they interviewed. When they offered me the job they said I set the bar really high. Woohoo! :D
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2016
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Taichi Kaminogoya