Difficult Job Interview Questions
August 26, 2014 10:52 AM Subscribe
How do I answer, "What is your greatest failure" in a job interview?
posted by Asian_Hunnie to Work & Money (16 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I've read countless articles and none seem to help me. All they do is list the obvious such as, "Don't list anything TOO personal." or why the interviewer is asking the question.
I've made plenty of small mistakes in my life but I feel like they're not "good" enough for the interview. For example, a grammatical error, misspelling, dialing the wrong number, calculating a number wrong, etc. But nothing that lead to a disaster, they were mistakes easily caught before something happened.
I can, however, think of one BIG mistake. My company made no big deal out of it, but to me it was a huge mistake and I felt horrible. I told someone the wrong pay because I forgot about shift differential so they were making less than what they thought. It just slipped my mind some how. I think this is too big of a mistake to tell in an interview which would result in me not getting hired.
So other than that, I'm not sure.