We’ve all faced those questions in interviews. You know, the ones that make you hesitate, stumble, or just plain feel like you won’t get the job if you answer them incorrectly. For example:
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made at work?
The key is to shift the focus from something you did wrong to something your team could have done better. “Never openly admit to a mistake that might have caused damage to a client relationship or delayed a project,” said Tiffani Murray, human resources consultant. “Speak more in terms of lessons learned from successful projects. Point out a learning experience that was beneficial to both you and the company.”
Read more in 7 Tricky Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them.
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