No matter how prepared you think you are there is a good chance an interviewer will ask something that you weren’t expecting. Inside you are panicking! What? How do you answer?
For any tough question, staying cool and thinking your answer through is a good approach. If you are confused, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
Here is a tough one for practice:
What is a decision you made that was a failure? What happened and why?
This is asking you to share something negative you’ve done, always a hard thing to do when you are trying to be the model employee. Don’t ever try and laugh the question off and say you never make wrong decisions, take this question seriously.
If possible, give an example that is a small error and as removed from the type of work you are applying for as possible. Never admit a personal weakness that led to the failure, such as laziness, procrastination or forgetfulness and never try to pass the blame onto a former co-worker or boss. Instead, give an honest example but follow it up with how you fixed the problem and learned from the mistake. Always end with something positive about how you handled the situation.
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