‘What’s your greatest weakness?’

November 13, 2006, 8:48 PM UTC

It’s one of the most dreaded job-interview questions – especially since hiring managers have long since learned to see right through self-congratulatory confessions like, “I tend to work too hard” and “At times I’m almost too conscientious,” writes Anne Fisher, in her Nov. 14 Ask Annie column. What do you think is a good reply? And should interviewers even ask the question?