You are listening to Trinity employment’s, a player matchmaker podcast starring your host and the cofounder of Trinity employment specialists, Cory Minter. Hi and welcome max, the A-player matchmakers. We’re always trying to find ways to add value to your job search and to employers when they’re trying to, when they’re trying to recruit in this particular podcast is going to be specifically for candidates. Um, this particular topic is how to answer questions regarding your strengths and weaknesses. Call us now for all the best Medical Jobs Tulsa !
I think that this question is going to come up regularly and if you struggle with this type of question, this is probably going to be a podcast for you. Um, this is going to be something that you’ll hopefully you’ll gain some insight on and it’ll help you to think about how to go about, uh, answering these questions cause they’re just weird questions. It’s, it’s tough in, um, you know, some, some people look at it as a strategy, but the, the biggest thing that I’m going to tell you at the end of this is just authenticity is really gonna help with all Medical Jobs Tulsa .
It’s just that some people have certain filters with their authenticity that other people do not. And I can give you some examples of that later on, but before we get started, you know, I always like to try to invite people to, um, encourage other people to go to this podcast and, um, to learn about this podcast and, you know, uh, listen to it. Um, we’re, we’re not trying to make any money off of this. We’re just trying to add value to the people that we serve. We serve both employees and employers. And so we’re hoping that we’re adding value here. Um, so please let people know about it. If it’s something that can, that can help them, we would appreciate that. Um, that generally I start out with statistics and I have some statistics here. Um, but first I’m probably gonna go and start with probably a great, great quote.
This, I don’t know who this God Dan Thompson is, but I found this online today and I thought it was really good, especially given our, our topic of how to handle strengths and weaknesses in an interview. And this was his quote during the job interview when they ask, what’s your worst quality? I always say flatulence. Flatulent sorry. That way I always get my own office. Um, I remember trying to answer these questions when I was really a young, uh, I’d just gotten out at, or I’d just gotten in school and I remember my very first interview and they started asking me about this stuff and I just didn’t have, I had no idea what I would say. I didn’t expect any of these questions. I was probably 29, 19 or 20 years old and I, I had just gone to O U I went to O U for a year and then I moved and I went to OSU for all of my Medical Jobs Tulsa .
I just really kinda hated, Oh, you, sorry. Oh, you fans. I just didn’t like it as a student and I moved to OSU. Still still root for the Sooners when they’re not playing OSU. But um, not that you cared, but when I went into this interview process, it was at one of these big buildings. I couldn’t believe it. But for a student employee, they literally have an entire forum of like six people. It was a panel interview and it was for probably, I bet you I got paid $8 an hour. It was just as a student runner assistant. Basically what it was is I would be running documents from one place to the other and they, and they were going to sit down and interview me and man did they start firing out these intellectual questions that for a 19 year old, 20 year old, I was nowhere near prepared at the time.
I’d just, the only reason I was looking for this job was because I had ran my own lawnmowing company since I was in the fifth grade all the way up until college. And that year before we basically got fired because we hired someone else to do, to take care of our lawns. They were all apartment complexes while we went to school. And me and my partner, uh, weren’t w we weren’t the ones doing it. We got fired because the people we hired did a horrible job with a Medical Jobs Tulsa positioning.
And so now I’ve got to figure out a way to have to work for someone else and I had zero clue whatsoever. I was very immature and somebody asked me about my strengths. I was about to tell him that I was a good pitcher in baseball. You know what I mean? I didn’t know what to say. I was very ill prepared for it. Please call us now if you need amazing Medical Jobs Tulsa every single time!
Um, also, you know, now fast forward, gosh, 20, 30 years now, um, you know, interviewing for people with, you know, here, here at Trinity we’re, we’re staffing firms. So we’re always recruiting for people. Well, when we, when you ask people what their strengths and weaknesses are, it’s really shocking to me how many people either show that show so clearly that they’re really just trying to avoid the question or they throw themselves under the bus by saying something really ridiculous about strengths and or weaknesses. And, um, and so it, it occurred to me that there should be a little bit of a thought process put behind it. So I’m going to go ahead and start, but first I’m going to start with the strengths. You know, during the interviewing process, it’s likely that a hiring manager, they’re going to ask you to describe your strengths at one point or another Medical Jobs Tulsa .
And many candidates probably wonder, you know, how, how am I really supposed to answer that? Like what is it that they’re wanting without bragging too much and looking like you’re narcissistic or something, you know, you want to craft your answer with a high degree of self awareness and professionalism is what you want to do. Um, it’s important to be prepared for this question and have a statement ready. Even if you are asked this question, you’ll be aware of your strengths and what you can bring to the position.
It might, it’s gonna come up at some point and it’s going to help you articulate and weave those strengths in other areas of your interview, even if you’re not asked it. Um, but having a story ready to tell them when you’re asked this question, it’s going to help you to stand out. Um, and from other people interviewing for this position that might not have prepared.