How to Answer the Job Interview Question Do you learn from mistakes?

How to Answer the Job Interview Question Do you learn from mistakes?


Interview questions are asked to uncover a particular skill, quality or experience from the interviewee. The reason why many job applicants fail during the job interview is because they don’t understand what it is the interviewer wants to hear.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:

Do you learn from mistakes?

Explanation of the Question:

Everyone makes mistakes; the people who learn from mistakes are the type of people who will always move forward. Employers want to know that if you make a mistake, the mistake will not hold you back but can be useful if you learn from it. Explain this in your answer and then follow it up with an example of how you have learnt from a mistake.

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Example Interview Answer

“Yes, I think everyone makes mistakes and the secret is learning form them. In my first job role, many years ago I was asked to into a meeting to get a “tea” order. I did and as I went to the kitchen and forgot half the orders. Next time I took a notepad and pencil in with me”



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