Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Could you have done better in your last job?“
Other questions that require a similar answer are “What would you do differently in your previous position?” or “What could have been done better in work?”
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to see if you are self-critical and able to review your work performance. They’d like to see candidates that have learned from previous mistakes and require as little training and guidance as possible. Down below you can find a great example answer:
√ Do show signs of self-awareness and self-improvement and try to make the conversation interactive. Mention some well known tools and techniques and ask if they know them as well.
X Don’t go into details about a problem that led to major consequences. It’s not the place to confess all of your shortcomings because then you’ll only cast yourself in a negative light.