What I Learned From It? Essays

886 Words Sep 7th, 2016 4 Pages
During this interview I felt my sister and I were ethical in our responses, mostly because we are both very comfortable with each other. In regards to if this were an actual workplace interview, our answers may tend towards a little exaggeration in hopes of landing a new job. Some questions we may have exaggerated on during a real interview would be questions four and five, “When have you failed? Describe what happened and what you learned from it?” and “How do you take advantage of your strengths? How do you compensate for your weaknesses?” Most people would describe an event they’ve failed in, but one that is less harsh than an honest example. Also when listing some advantages one may have, a person might give examples to some qualities they wish they had rather than they actually have. Or respond with unrealistic ways they compensate for their weaknesses.
After I had written the questions and interviewed my partner I let her read what I wrote down in question answer format. Some of the answers I had described well but there were a few she had claimed weren’t exactly what she was trying to get across. I think this goes to show we need to be very careful with how we answer certain questions in a real interview situation because we could mean something one way and it be taken as another. We went through and edited her answers to reflect what she had truly meant and also had to do the same with my responses. Further proving my idea that when being interviewed in real life we…

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