What is your greatest professional failure, how did you react to it, and how did you move forward from it?

Data Science Interview QuestionsCategory: Data ScienceWhat is your greatest professional failure, how did you react to it, and how did you move forward from it?
MockInterview Staff asked 3 years ago
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Sam C answered 3 years ago

Technically, you only need one answer to the question “What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?” You can use the same answer during almost every interview. So identify your story and what you learned, and craft something that sounds something like this.“Early in my career, I learned a valuable lesson when I under-communicated with a client. Ultimately, this led to a loss of revenue for the department. When I realized what I had done wrong, I immediately took responsibility. I went to the client and explained the missing details and why I had overlooked communicating these details. The client respected my honesty and even though it took a little while, we finally got the client to work with us again. I learned the value of communicating, even the tough or negative information, and why it’s important to establishing trust and holding on to clients. I only had to make this mistake once to learn from it, though it was a tough way to learn.”Emphasize what you have done to grow, and keep your answer positive.
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