Menu Menu Previous Interview Question Next Interview Question Search print thumbs-down thumbs-up Check Square bookmark arrow-right MockQuestions.com Logo MockQuestions MockQuestions.com Logo MockQuestions
Job interview preparation
Sign in
Upgrade
Career Interviews
Interview Topics
Company Interviews
Close
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
Advice
A good response is for the candidate to discuss one example of when they have been disappointed in the past in their career. A person may have accepted a job position they regret, or wished to progress faster in their career, as a few examples. The candidate should not only discuss why this was a disappointment, but how they recovered from it and found new hope moving forward.
Answer examples
"My biggest professional disappointment is that I did not get a raise in my past job. However, I realized down the line that the job was not the right one for me, and I am glad to be in the position I am now, applying at this company instead."

Practice More Interviews

Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and which sometimes results in ...
Common
There are some questions that employers ask at almost every interview. The questions ...
Communication
Communication skills are essential for any workplace to function efficiently. However, ...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; prepare with our leadership ...
Management
Our management questions are designed for any interview for a position that has authority ...
Teamwork
This set of questions aims to ascertain what your idea of teamwork is and whether ...

User-Submitted Answers

What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
1.
My biggest disappointment has been not have been able to find a profession in what I love doing.
2.
My biggest professional dissappointment was shutting down my first start-up project after working as hard as I could on it for 3 years. An unbelievable learning experience and wouldn't trade it for anything.
3.
Not being able to capture all the moments during events, weddings and documentaries.
4.
I have new styles in video editing.
5.
My biggest professional disappointment was not receiving a grade point average above a 3.3. I feel that if I had worked harder in my earlier years, I would have performed better. Lesson Learned.
6.
I've always learnt of every project where I could work, so from my perspective I've not suffered a big disappointment yet. I would have like to have more success with some projects which pass unnoticed; but I accept that it's something outside of my control.
7.
Week on theoretical question.
8.
Perhaps being a failed actor - the stress of auditioning forced me to take a hard look at what I wanted and I took the decision to achieve success in the field of media and entertainment on a different path.
9.
I have never been disappointment.
10.
My biggest professional disappointment that I was not selected as video editor for music video competition.
11.
None as of now. This is my first job .
12.
My biggest disappointment was, a months ago, when de owner of my agency approve the script, and the storyboard I made, after a week he said all the work I did was a disaster.
13.
Not doing enough narrative work.