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Tell me about a time when you received negative feedback.

1 of 35 Landscaping Interview Questions and Answers Written by Elisabeth Walter

Written on June 29th, 2018 |
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Sometimes customers think they know what they want until you give it to them. In this example, the landscaper followed instructions, but the customer changed her mind. Instead of getting frustrated, the best way to respond is to ask questions and find out exactly what you need to do in order to please the customer. There is no need to take things personally. Simply listen and humbly respond. If you have ever received criticism from a co-worker or boss, talk about how you listened and responded by taking action without letting your emotions get in the way.

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Answer example

"I was almost finished with a project, and I asked the client for their opinion. She told me she didn't want the roses to be near the walkway but preferred I put them by the fence in the front of the yard. She also didn't like the color scheme of the flowers. Even though it was difficult to make these changes at the last minute, I knew exactly what I needed to do. I asked her about the specifics of the flowers she wanted instead of the petunias and begonias. She was able to tell me exactly what she wanted. In the end, she was very happy and she even referred me to one of her friends!"

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Elisabeth Walter
Elisabeth Walter has over five years of experience in the corporate recruiting world. More recently, she has been freelance writing for the past two years. You can reach out to Elisabeth by visiting her LinkedIn profile, at
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Published: 06/29/2018
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Tell me about a time when you received negative feedback.
Yes criticism is learning.
Yes listen to it and turn it into a positive so you can improve for next time.
Absolutely, I insist on feedback both positive and negative from clients and colleagues alike so I can further better myself should my workmanship require some honing.
Yes, I take criticism well.
I do very much so nothing or no one can bring me down because I know my worth as a person.
I find it difficult to tae criticism well.
Why did you apply for this company.
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