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“CΛN YOU TΞLL MΞ ΛBOUT Λ TIMΞ YOU ΞXPΞЯIΞNCΞD FΛILUЯΞ?”

“CΛN YOU TΞLL MΞ ΛBOUT Λ TIMΞ YOU ΞXPΞЯIΞNCΞD FΛILUЯΞ?”

Another popular question that is asked at an interview.

So, lets break it down to THΞ WHΛT, WHY, HOW

THΞ WHΛT happened?

Now, the interviewer does not want to hear how you never consider anything a failure and you have never failed at anything because that is all too impersonal.

Mentioning an example such as a project you carried out @ university, work experience that you completed or a job you did or even a life event e.g. attempting to run the marathon but were unable to complete it

Remember:  it is not necessarily the failure that the interviewer is interested in hearing about but rather how you dealt with it and what happened after it occurred.

WHY do you consider this a failure?

Explaining how you felt about your failure and why you consider it to be one is important

Remember to build a picture to the interviewer on how you dealt with the situation, ensuring that your explaining your rationale about the experience.

You may have worked hard on something and spent a lot of time doing so, therefore the disappointment you felt when it did not work out as planned was difficult.

Considering something a failure is completely personal, there is no wrong or right fail! let the interviewer understand your experience is what you want to achieve.

HOW did you overcome the failure?

Obviously, you learnt something from your failure, and it made you see, do, and review things slightly different when attempting similar tasks or challenges going forward.

Expressing how this failing made you re-evaluate your planning and thinking within that project or role within a group and being able to decipher what additional skills you need to bring to the table to ensure the next project is a success.

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