Interview Tips: What is Your Biggest Failure? - the BAD answer

This question is quite popular and everyone has an answer for it, since no one is perfect. The employer interviewing you will know this, but he or she is mainly looking into how you deal with failure. The best way to answer the question would be to imagine those impacted by your failure as being in the room with you. Show respect to others and if possible, cite an example of how you addressed your failure or remedied the issue. Keep the following in mind when answering this question:

  • Don’t act as if you have something to hide.
  • Accept responsibility for your actions.
  • Don’t minimize your failures or act as if they do not matter.
  • End an answer with confidence.

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