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Tell me about a time you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
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No one wants to admit weakness in an interview. However, if you are able to frame your response properly, you can show off more of your strengths than weaknesses.
Answer examples
"I sent an email at work without proofing it and then later realized that there were two people copied who were not suppose to know the information I shared. As soon as I noticed, I spoke to my boss and asked what I needed to do to resolve the situation. At that point, all I could do was apologize and learn from my mistake. Ever since then I am extremely careful to double check everything, whether it is an email, report or the status of a patient in critical care."

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User-Submitted Answers

Tell me about a time you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
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Yes sir when I was in grad all of my class fellows are choosing asp. Net and java for project only we 3 person left because we have decided for PHP. And my decision was good I learnt too many thing in pHP
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When I was in seventh grade I allowed a teacher to put me into a reading course which was too easy for me and I became bored in. In hindsight I should have tried to let the teacher put me into something else since I didnt need the course.
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Frankly speaking there have been many encounters where I feel if I would have reacted differently the outcomes would have been way different from what they actually were. One such experience is about quitting karate to go for engineering, now I feel what would have been the results if I opted for karate as my profession.
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I wanted to be a boxer but was unable to be one because of my right arm injury.
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I wish I could have learned more about economy. I have taken 2 economics class while I was an undergraduate, but I should have been more in-tune with the economy.
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I took Marketing as a major subject and all my groupmates tool HR as major.
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If I would have been serious about pursuing anthropology I would have been now an happy anthropologist in a different country I desired to be.