Are you willing to fail?

What They Want to Know - Employers ask this question to understand how you digest failure and if you take it as a learning lesson. The last thing an employer wants is a candidate that cannot get back up when things go wrong.

How to answer this question - Through your answer, you must convey that, despite failures, you maintain a positive outlook towards the exciting possibilities future prospects might bring and hope to learn from your mistakes. Sharing a relevant experience here can speak volumes about how you tackle difficult situations.

Example -
“While failing can be frustrating, I have always tried to look at it as a route to success. I strongly believe in failing fast and early to gain clarity in moving ahead. While working on my startup, we failed at scaling quickly only to realize that we were targeting the wrong customer base. A slight shift in our target audience helped us achieve scale quickly to raise a round of funding.”