Killer Interview Question: What Are You Least Proud Of On Your Resume?

Killer Interview Question: What Are You Least Proud Of On Your Resume?
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Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: what are you least proud of on your resume?.

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This question is part of Facebook’s ludicrously lengthy list of questions it asks potential employees. We’re big advocates of not including irrelevant experience on your resume, but that doesn’t mean you should just say “I’m proud of everything on my resume”. The point of the question is for you to admit to your weaknesses, not to act over-confident.

The best pick here, I suspect, is to identify an area where your new employer could enhance your knowledge, while not suggesting that you would need those skills immediately for the job you’re applying for. So again, in a Facebook context: “I know the skills I have would be ideal for your current marketing vacancy. But I’d really welcome the ability to enhance my knowledge of social analytics and then contribute to that in Facebook more broadly.”

How would you answer the question?

24 of the toughest interview questions heard at Facebook [Business Insider]

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  • That’s an interesting one. In general, if something isn’t relevant to the position or doesn’t give a broad-stroke outline of work history, it doesn’t go on their. There’s nothing ON there that I’m not proud of. But the ‘least’ of those? If you can’t answer, “I’m least proud of the fact that there aren’t things on there that I wish there were,” I guess I’d probably point at a particular stretch of employment that was particularly long without actually moving or changing.

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