The comments are way better than the article. As an interviewer, about half that stuff would fly right by me and certainly wouldn't cost someone a job. I've never been asked, and would never ask "how would your co-workers describe you?". I have been asked for a personal "brand statement" - which I think is a much better way to frame that. It allows the responder to be somewhat aspirational, but they probably won't over-sell in that situation, or they know they'll be in over their heads later. Ironically, when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses, the only thing I can't stand is the answers that interview guides tell you to give: "turn your weakness into a strength by saying 'I'm too organized' or 'I'm too detail oriented and always stay late to fix other people's stuff".
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4/24/11 at 8:50pm