I recently (yesterday) interviewed a candidate originally from China, I would like some help in analyzing his answers. If he had been from the US I would have thought him terribly arrogant or at maybe even said he had delusions of grandeur regarding his abilities. I believe some of this maybe cultural or missing some of the nuances of the english language.
Here are some examples.
He indicated he was an expert in using an extensive list of software and also indicated that he could be come very good in using almost any software within just a couple of weeks.
He clearly had a high degree of confience in his abilities and skills. But the terms like expert indicate a very high level of ability or skill and mean you are a "go to" person in those fields. And his use of the term during the interivew rubbed my somewhat wrong.
I gave his the interview weakness question and got the "I don't think I have any weaknesses." Answer? Is this a cultural tendency not to admit weakness? In retrospect I now think I should have reworded it to remove the work weakness.