Have you ever failed at anything?

Overcoming Failure

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Another question that may come up in the consulting interview is “have you ever failed at anything?”

This question is designed to assess your ability to learn from experience, and overcome obstacles.

In preparing a response to this kind of question, develop a story about a time that you were not able to achieve a goal, how you adapted your approach, ultimately achieved success, and what you learnt from the experience.

Do not tell stories about academic failure, illegal activity, or failed relationships.

[For more information on consulting interviews, please download “The HUB’s Guide to Consulting Interviews“.]