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Boeing Interview

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Tell me about a time when someone gave you difficult feedback. How did you handle it?

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    Tell me about a time when someone gave you difficult feedback. How did you handle it?

      It can be hard to know how to respond when your manager tells you about ways you need to improve, primarily when you are working so hard already! Don't let this question catch you off guard! You want the interviewer at Boeing to know that you take feedback constructively and that you don't take this sort of thing personally. Discuss how you accepted the input and what you did to implement the information to improve.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My manager told me, earlier in my career, that I needed to pay closer attention to detail when she noticed some mistakes in my paperwork. I am meticulous about staying organized and double checking my work, so I was a little surprised at first. I took a deep breath and let my manager know that I would have a peer review the documents before I submitted them and that I would take extra steps to make sure it didn't happen again. I now use a couple of programs and apps to ensure my work is triple checked before I submit it."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I handled the problematic feedback by listening carefully to what was said. I then took the time to review the points raised and put in an action plan to improve my performance."

      Lauren's Answer

      Collaboration versus isolation is a key message you can drive home with your response.

      "When I have received difficult feedback, I use it as an opportunity to collaborate with the person reviewing my performance. Creating an action plan helps my problem-solving nature and, together, my manager and I have a working document to visualize my progress and remain accountable."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have always valued feedback and believe it is the only way to improve yourself. I tend to listen and ask advice on how to improve the situation. On the rare occasion, this has happened, I have appreciated the other person's honesty and valued the opportunity to have a conversation about it and get it addressed."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds as though you readily accept feedback and quickly implement improvements. Try to give a specific example of a time when you faced this situation.

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