From the response to my last thread many of you know that an am currently doing a lot of very competitive job interviews right now. I have done several "mock" interviews at my school's career center and I was told the following areas need improvement: my questions for the interviewer and my weaknesses. I have tried to read a lot about these online and in several interviewing books but I can only find Cookie cutter questions like "What responsibilities would I have?" Can I use anything more original like "What things do you like about your job?" the lady scored me on a check sheet and said I only asked one question on her sheet. Do the interviewers really want to hear the same five questions from everyone who interviews with them? Second as to my weaknesses there seems to be third schools of thought here. The first wants me to tell a weakness I once had and how I overcame it, while the second seems to want me to tell a strength I have and Sarah Palin around the question (sorry I couldn't resist). The third is the most interesting because it says tell a weakness that will help the company. I guess like "I live alone and have no friends so I will be able to work long hours and never complain."
I guess I just want to know what has worked for you guys and for those of you that do the interviewing what do you expect? Thanks for all the advice so far and I appreciate your answers.