Interview Question: Tell Us About A Time When Something Went Wrong?
Tell us about a time when something went wrong? This question is about mistake management, and experience. It can be a quality control question, but it's more about the applicant's ability to handle adversity. The question is, specifically, about a situation you couldn't handle. Don't try and duck the question, either, because you'll be brought back to that point. To clarify a lot of misconceptions, what the interviewers want is a case where you didn't get it right. This is called establishing an idea of your competencies, which is a bit misleading. What they actually need to know is your reaction to a problem where you couldn't deal with it, or made some sort of mistake.