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How To Answer

How To Answer

  • Pick a specific example of a true work experience (not personal).
  • Make sure the mistake was minor, and something you successfully fixed.
  • Keep it brief, but be prepared to provide more details.
  • Take full responsibility for your mistake.
  • Describe how you solved it, and a positive result.
  • Emphasize what you learned from it and how you applied that knowledge to avoid future mistakes.


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How To Answer Questions About Mistakes

How To Answer Questions About Mistakes

Most of us have had to face the dreaded, “Tell me about a time you made a mistake” question while interviewing for a new job.

And while the whole point of an interview is to put your best foot forward—and nobody relishes disclosing past work failures—with a little advanced prepara...


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The Famous STAR Technique

The Famous STAR Technique

Keep in mind the “STAR Technique”:

S: Situation – describe the situation you were in when that past work-related mistake happened.

T: Task – explain what you were supposed to do.

A: Action – tell them what happened. Describe wha...


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Stuff To Avoid

Stuff To Avoid

  • Do not discuss mistakes that reveal moral failings or character flaws (such as lying or fighting).
  • Don’t pass the blame onto others.
  • Don’t pick a mistake you were not able to fix.
  • Don’t make jokes or disparage your former employer.


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Why Is This Question Asked

Why Is This Question Asked

Understand what the interviewer is really getting at, so you can best tailor your response. What they really want to know is how you approach challenges, what you learned from the experience, and how you constructively applied that knowledge to other situations. In addition to gleaning a sense of...


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How Not to Answer

  • Prepare a brief summary of the high points of each of your past positions, but do not turn it into a very long monologue that makes the interviewer glaze over with information overload.
  • You do not have to brag, but don't rely on the interviewer to see past your humble exterior and fi...

How to deal with a covert-aggressive person

  • Let go of the pretense that if you play nice, they will play nice.
  • Know your vulnerabilities and focus on the one thing that really needs to change: yourself. You can only control what you do.
  • Set some boundaries for yourself. Be prepared for the consequences and set a su...

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