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How To Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’ In A Job Interview
In a job interview, it’s essential not to fall into the trap of saying something that can ruin your chances of moving on to the next round. When meeting with a hiring manager or human resources, you must avoid offering anything that is disparaging about yourself that will portray you in a poor light. When asked, one particular question that can feel like you are navigating a landmine is, “What is your greatest weakness?”
Fewer people are quitting their jobs in 2023, which signifies that the United States is phasing out of its Great Resignation era. According to the ADP Research Institute, the rate of Americans quitting their jobs is down by 5% from this time last year. Job openings in the U.S. have also fallen 20% from 2022. “The Big Quit of 2022 could be easing into the Big Stay of 2023,” wrote Nela Richardson, ADP chief economist, in her research institute data summary.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost an appeal to unwind parts of a consent decree that he and the automaker struck with the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle civil securities fraud charges in 2018. The ruling, issued Monday by a federal appeals court, affirms a prior decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which issued the initial denial.
Canadians will no longer have access to the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Binance has announced that it’s withdrawing from the Canadian marketplace due to new stablecoin and investor limits in the country. Back in February, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released new guidance that gives crypto trading platforms operating in the region 30 days to register or to leave. The crypto firms that decide to register and stay will have to adhere to stricter rules, such as seeking the CSA’s approval before allowing users to buy or deposit stablecoins.
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U.S workers are more satisfied with their working lives than they have been in decades, new data has revealed. Around 62.3 percent of employees in the US said they were satisfied with their jobs in 2022, a leap from 56.8 percent just two years earlier. Experts believe the increase reflects the tight pandemic labor market that drove up wages and increased flexible working.
Caryn Marjorie, 23, a social media influencer with nearly 2 million followers on Snapchat, never has time to talk to all her fans. She posts photos and videos of herself throughout the day, and her 98 percent male fan base responds with an endless stream of messages and requests. She spends about five hours a day in a Telegram group she created that super fans pay to join, but she can only respond to so many comments at a time.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills banning a centralized federal digital currency and government surveillance of finances in Fort Myers Friday. The governor was joined at the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy by Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson and Fort Myers Technical College College President Kathleen Passidomo. There, he signed Senate Bill 7054 and SB 214.
Think of all the mistakes you made early on in your career. They could have all been avoided if there was someone looking out for you. Now is your chance to give back and pay it forward.
Hiring managers and human resources professionals love asking the basic, standard interview questions. Instead of thinking up interesting, thought-provoking questions, they resort to prosaic questions, like “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” The good news for job hunters is that these questions are relatively easy to answer.
In December 2021, Vishal Garg fired 900 of his employees on a Zoom call. To make matters worse, the founder and CEO of New York City-based mortgage lender Better.com also called those employees “unproductive” thieves of company time. Public criticism of Garg went viral, and his board ordered him to take a month-long break from his role. Garg has since apologized, returned as CEO–and fired thousands more employees. Here, Garg analyzes his errors.
Despite initially promising workers that they could continue to work from home where applicable following the mandate set out by the pandemic, Dell is now turning back on its decision and asking workers to return to the office. Unlike some other companies’ approaches, Dell seems to be asking workers who live within an hour’s commute to work from the office for three days per week, rather than specific job roles.
The Blind Ambition with Jack Kelly provides a candid look into the top companies in business and tech. Go behind the scenes with industry and workplace leaders and explore work culture, what it takes to land a role at these companies, and how to build, scale and thrive in your career. Hosted by Jack Kelly and Rick Chen and presented by the professional social network Blind.
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About Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly is the CEO, founder, and executive recruiter at one of the oldest and largest global search firms in his area of expertise. He has personally placed thousands of professionals with top-tier companies over the last 20-plus years. Jack is passionate about advocating for job seekers. In doing so, he founded a start-up company, WeCruitr, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The mission of WeCruitr is to help people in need and make the job search more humane and enjoyable. As a proponent of career growth, Jack shares his insider interviewing tips and career advancement secrets as a Senior Contributor for Forbes. He also covers timely topics related to corporations, high-profile people, Wall Street, politics and other important matters. The pieces offer insight into the news and how it may impact your career. Jack is the author of Happy and Succeeding in Your Job Search and How To Get A Job In Tough Times, as well as the host of Happy And Succeeding In The Future Of Work and cohost of the Blind Ambition podcast.