Remember, your political acumen is being tested—sometimes the best action isn't blowing the whistle but taking care of the problem yourself.
No one wins all the time, so the key here is to forthrightly discuss what you learned from a situation that went awry.
Asking for clarification shows you are thoughtful and won't go on wild goose chases in the office if difficult projects aren't spelled out for you in advance.
Once you learn the type of story requested, create your very short tale around a time that you accomplished something great.
The interviewer also may want to hear how you handled any resulting fallout.
Failure comes in different forms: taking the wrong action, omission, or not doing enough or taking action soon enough. Tell a story that isn't a career killer but shows you learned something substantive.
Your goals and readiness for a new kind of role are generally safe terrain.It doesn't have to be a difficult question if you think of it as, "Tell me something great about yourself." But you should be prepared. The interviewer is asking you to demonstrate your competency.The only way an interviewer can determine if you have enough analytical horsepower is to hear an example of how you used your analytical skills to achieve a goal: What formal and informal analysis did you do? What obstacles did you run into, and how did you overcome them?Over the years, I have noticed that my productivity has improved dramatically utilizing this method.In fact, my work supervisor recently complimented me in a staff meeting with a dozen of my peers for consistently exceeding team and individual expectations as well as managing my time well." You’ve probably identified a weakness in anticipation of this question.