Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Can you tell me about a time you made a mistake?” OR “Can you describe your biggest work failure?“
√ Do share an experience that reveals a one-time mistake only
√ Do briefly explain what the mistake was and immediately switch over to what you’ve learned or improved on.
√ Elaborate on the steps you take to avoid similar mistakes.
√ Do use the CARL framework of reflection to structure your answer
X Don’t blame a previous colleague, teammate or employer
X Don’t dwell on your mistake or end the answer in a negative way