Your resume and cover letter successfully outline your qualifications. You’re nailing all the reasons you’re the right person for the job in the interview. But when the interviewer says, “Give me an example of a time you did something wrong, and how you handled it?” you freeze.
No one wants to talk about their screw-ups, but doing so with confidence and answering this question well can prove crucial if you want the job. When interviewers ask this question they’re trying to evaluate how you responded in a tough situation, says Corey Listar, staffing operations manager for Atlanta-based building materials manufacturer Oldcastle.
These four tips can help you answer this tough question with confidence and offer an answer that will not only pass this test, but also impress your interviewer in the process.