How to respond to questions about your greatest weakness

01/19/2014 | Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Young job seekers should be honest when asked, "What is your greatest weakness?" writes David Reese, who often uses the question to assess candidates. "I'm trying to find out whether [candidates] have self-awareness; whether they are able to be critical; and most importantly, whether they’re able to tell the truth," he writes.

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