Why It’s a Mistake to Be Too Humble at Work

You may have been taught at some point along the way that humility is a virtue worth embracing. And, in many ways that's true. There is a lot to be said for speaking and acting in a humble way. After all, someone who is too egotistical can come off as immature, untrustworthy, and even less likable – none of which will endear you to friends and colleagues. However, there is a happy middle-ground that is actually the best option. It can be a big mistake to be too humble, just as it doesn't pay off to swing too far the other way. Here are a few reasons why being too humble when it comes to your job and career could be a huge mistake.

How to Answer the Question, ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’

After you've experienced even just a few job interviews, you have a basic idea of what to expect when you sit down across from a potential employer. You'll have a few minutes of small talk, then they'll ask you some questions about your experience and how it applies to the job you're interviewing for. And, at some point in the process, they'll hit you with some version of the familiar question: "What's your greatest weakness?"