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An interesting addition to our killer interview questions collection: What will your employer think when you say you’re leaving?.
The idea that you should answer “what’s your biggest weakness>” in a job interview with something that’s really just a positive trait (“I’m a workaholic!” or “I’m a perfectionist!”) is something you’ll hear often from career coaches. The truth is, just stop. Every interviewer everywhere has heard it before, and would rather you were honest.
All sorts of different situations require you to get information out of someone. Some of these situations are less comfortable that others, and can be complicated by power dynamics. But according to one of the best interrogators the US has ever produced, it’s most effective to completely throw that power out the window.