Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sweet tooth

An officemate just shared us this story.

Then fresh from college, she applied for a job for the first time.
She’s through with all the exams and interviews and she’s up for the final interview

Despite being nervous, the interview started all right.
Then came the dreaded question:

"What is your weakness?"

She decided not to deliver a speech she got from a job-interview-how-to’s handbook, she said she wanted to give a fresh answer, but she ran out of words instead.

After a few seconds of dead air and uhms… she went:

"Uh, my weakness?! Uh…well...


...chocolates!!!"


And the very serious interviewer started laughing.

We couldn't help but laugh too and our initial question was, did you get the job?!

Say she answered all the other questions well and you are the interviewer, are you gonna hire her?

28 comments:

enrico said...

It we be great to have someone with a good sense of humor join ur team. Pero kung seryoso siya sa sagot, hmmm, yes pa rin. May mga ganyan dn akong booboos e. Hehe. :9

R-yo said...

I'd hire her if all the other answers had been great. That was an unguarded answer which simply revealed an innocent yet playful personality.

yoshke said...

i'd consider hiring her had i been the interviewer. she's witty. ;)

Mugen said...

If I'm impressed with her other answers, why not? :)

Abaniko said...

At least she said chocolates and not beer. :)

Abou said...

ha ha. madali sya ma bribe nyan

Anna said...

so, did she get the job? if i were the interviewer, i'd get her. share kami sa chocolates, he he he

Ely said...

enrico, sige sabihin ko apply siya sa inyo. hehe...

r-yo, yes, she's got playful and likable personality.

yoshke, wow, dami pala niya mapapasukan na work, :)

mugen, i'd probably do the same.

abaniko, baka mas lalo di siya papasa pag ganun.

abou, madali mabribe ng sweets? hehe

anna, no she didn't. Too bad, maybe because she was applying for a job in a BANK. Right answer/personality at the wrong place?

chyng said...

YES, only if she can give me another quick follow up joke which is also good for a laugh.

There's a difference between "unintended to be funny" from "really funny"! (--,)

Dakilang Islander said...

heheh isa rin to sa mga tanong na nahirapan ako kung ano ang isagot...buti di pa naman ako sumagot na red horse ang weakness ko

Reyn said...

By some chance.


I would want to think that she's done the wrong thing, but nothing beats honesty. So as attitude.


So it's a conclusion of a right mood at a right time.

Ambo said...

I'll try to understand because she's a fresh grad. Kukunin ko pa din siya. Weakness ko din kasi sokoleyts hahahaha. Pero ngayon naku pinagbawal na ng doktor sa akin yan kahapon lang. =)

reyna elena said...

Miss Universe question! hahaha!

parang sagot ni Miss Colombia kaya natalo ni Miss Venezuela!

Depende sa interviewer kung anong smart answer ang hinahanap nya dun sa question na "what's your weakness".

Wag mo na akong tanungin kung bakit di ko sya hire hehehee

wanderingcommuter said...

okay lang naman yun and it would actually make a sense or would break the ice...kung ako HR, i would definitely hire her...

i heard a story from a friend as well. someone was asked during a final interview in a bpo. why did you want to work in a bpo or call center?

she answered, because you know, ...call center is a booming industry and i want to be in the BOOM!!!


hahahaha...pasabog!!

wanderingcommuter said...

okay lang naman yun and it would actually make a sense or would break the ice...kung ako HR, i would definitely hire her...

i heard a story from a friend as well. someone was asked during a final interview in a bpo. why did you want to work in a bpo or call center?

she answered, because you know, ...call center is a booming industry and i want to be in the BOOM!!!


hahahaha...pasabog!!

dazedblu* said...

wow, tagal ko ng di naka-visit sa blog mo :)

Niel Camhalla said...

I'll hire her.

Maybe she doesn't have a weakness...

Plus she's funny.

I like her.

Pakilala mo ko sa kanya.

Ely said...

chyng, i think it was unintentional but came out funny at the same time.

dakilang islander, pareho tayo, ayaw na ayaw ko din mga tanong na yan. hehe

reyn, too bad, the interviewer thought the answer was not acceptable.

ambo, aba, dami pala niya mapapasukan na work kung ganun, hehe, at dami may gusto ng chocolates dito ah!

reyna elena, hmmm, so far, kaw pa lang ndi naghire sa kanya. :P

Ely said...

wandering commuter, pangsampo ka na na nag-hire sa kanya. Natawa naman ako sa BOOM! LOL


dazedblu*, thanks for REvisiting! Cheers!


neilcamhalla, sige pakilala kita! hehe

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ely, palagay..

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chyng said...

@damdam,

i watched "Thank YOu Girls" teaser at youtube, very funny!

Define darkness: ...the one beside me! Did you like it?! (--,)

Ely said...

damdam, may bayad ang plugging, hehe

dam-dam said...

chyng, hehe salamat... nood ka ha. =)

ely, eeeeeh.

caryn said...

ako i would consider it if all her other answers were good.

classic question yang "what are your weaknesses?" hahahah!

thanks for dropping by my blog!

RONeiluke said...

I would like to hire her...i would like to work with someone with humor...haha! i love chocolates too!

what happened to her though? was she hired?

Ely said...

caryn, i don't like answering that question either. :)

RONeiluke, no she didn't get the job. hehe

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

I'd hire her... you're friend has been obviously too honest with her personal dilemma. lol.

there are more stupid answers I've heard from our applicants.

Ely said...

kris jasper, wow, so that means 9 out of 10 people would hire her. hehe.