Killer Interview Question: What's The Biggest Misconception People Have About You?

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: What's the biggest misconception people have about you?.

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This question is a more nuanced variant of the perennial favourite "What's your biggest weakness?" As Business Insider points out in a discussion of the question, it highlights several aspects of your character: your flexibility, your willingness to recognise that perceptions vary, and your ability to deal with potentially problematic situations. What you don't want to do is highlight a personality trait that will annoy others, or go down the smug "I don't believe there are any misconceptions about me" route.

Hit the link for a more detailed discussion on those points. How would you answer the question?

What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, 'What Is The Biggest Misconception People Have About You?' [Business Insider]


    That I actually ride jetskis...I have worked in a jetski shop for 10+ years and never ridden one.

      but...but...but... why? Surely you must want to try something you sell/service/interact with?

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